Building Tasmania’s Future – Fourth Quarter Update

The Hodgman Liberal Government is delivering on our Plan to Build Tasmania’s Future.

Today I am releasing the fourth quarter update for AGENDA 2016, which shows that we are delivering on our commitments in key areas such as jobs and skills, health, education, and supporting Tasmanians in need.
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Pressure on invisible White

With Parliament to resume this week, all the pressure is on new Labor leader Rebecca White.

Since becoming Labor leader over two weeks ago, the inexperienced Ms White has been virtually invisible.
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NWRH helipad opens

Patients requiring critical care on the North West coast will have access to a dedicated helipad at the North West Regional Hospital.

This is the first hospital-based, purpose-built landing site that meets the very best in standards to be built in Tasmania.
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Mersey April Fools

Criticism of the Hodgman Liberal Government’s deal to secure the Mersey’s future is bemusing.
Jacqui Lambie wants the Mersey Hospital privatised, and Burnie Hospital closed.

Labor’s Former Health Minister Lara Giddings tried to turn it into a clinic, and had it taken off her. Her government left the health system broken and out of control.
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Double shifts decreasing

The Hodgman Liberal Government made a commitment to reduce the number of double shifts worked by our nurses and midwives and real progress has been made.

Under our policy, during 2016 double shifts were reduced by 18 per cent on the previous calendar year, or 819 fewer double shifts, across Tasmania.
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Suicide prevention service provider announced

Anglicare has been engaged to deliver the Hodgman Liberal Government’s Early Intervention Referral Service (EIRS) to prevent suicide.

The organisation will be advertising for positons to support the $600,000 per annum service this weekend, to allow it to commence in June this year.
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