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Healthy community grants announced

More than $500,000 in preventive health grants will flow to 26 community projects around the State to improve the health and wellbeing of Tasmanians.

The Hodgman Liberal Government’s Healthy Tasmania Community Innovations Grants of up to $25,000 each, are encouraging innovation and grassroots community action to improve the health of Tasmanians.

The projects will focus on quitting smoking, healthy eating, physical activity and community connection.

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White finally admits Labor closed mental health beds

Rebecca White has finally admitted on radio that a decrease in mental health beds occurred under Labor after one year of lying to Tasmanians about it for political point-scoring.

Ms White has repeatedly claimed the Liberal Government was responsible for 10 bed closures, which is wrong.

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LGH Children’s Ward major upgrade and expansion

Tenders will be called within the next month for works to upgrade the much loved 4K children’s ward at the Launceston General Hospital following final approval of the Liberal Government funding and development plans.

I was pleased to meet with staff and parents of young patients yesterday to view design plans which represent the first major upgrade of the paediatric ward since it was built more than 30 years ago.

The project will see ward 4K upgraded and expanded to meet the clinical needs of acutely ill children as well as provide a much better environment for recovery.

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39 additional permanent beds for the North

An additional 39 beds will be permanently opened in the North by the Hodgman Liberal Government.
The State Budget 2017-18 includes a record $7 billion investment in health and delivers more beds, with 19 at the Launceston General Hospital (LGH) and 20 at the John L Grove rehabilitation centre, and more permanent hospital staff for the North.

Across the North we will employ more than 85 staff, including more than 45 nurses, and a range of doctors, allied health and support workers.
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