Tasmanian tradition of generosity abounds at RHH

National Volunteer Week is a great opportunity to recognise and celebrate the significant contribution of volunteers towards the care and comfort of patients, staff and visitors at the Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH),
The Hodgman Liberal Government thanks the team at the Royal Hobart Hospital Volunteer Service. It’s one of the proudest and strongest workforces in Tasmania and recently celebrated it’s 50th anniversary.
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Midwives and nurses recognised

Today I joined midwives and nurses to recognise the International Day of the Midwife (May 5) and International Nurses Day (May 12).

Each day these caring professionals ensure all Tasmanians receive first class midwifery and nursing care when being treated within our health system.
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North West Regional Hospital helipad

The new helipad at the North West Regional Hospital is structurally complete and meets all the required standards – some minor technical issues have been identified which are now very close to being resolved.

Patients have always been able to be transported from the NWRH. Contrary to Labor leader Bec White’s media release, a patient was in fact transferred this morning by helicopter to the Royal Hobart Hospital where they are receiving the appropriate care.
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More White lies

Today in question time inexperienced Labor leader Bec White again claimed that the Hodgman Liberal Government’s record $6.4 billion health spend includes the $689 million Royal Hobart Hospital Redevelopment.

This is categorically false, and the second time she has tried to spin this lie.*
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21 hours ago

Michael Ferguson

This morning I personally congratulated the 26 successful applicants of the Healthy Tasmania Community Innovation Grants and officially launched the fantastic programs that will take place as part the Government’s Healthy Tasmania Five Year Strategy to reduce smoking and chronic disease.

This is funding of up to $25,000 each to deliver programs in the community focused on promoting physical activity, healthy eating, smoking cessation support or a mixture of smoking support, physical activity and healthy eating.

St Leonards Primary School in Launceston were kind enough to host our event. It was terrific to hear the school choir sing and also have a look at their new veggie patch, greenhouse and new bike program funded by the Tassie Government's Student Health Initiative. I also had the privilege of meeting the school nurse - another innovation of the Hodgman Liberal Government.

Congratulations to all involved! There will be another funding round to occur next year. You can read more about it in my media release: www.premier.tas.gov.au/releases/healthy_community_grants_announced
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Great initiative Michael Ferguson!

This makes a teacher's heart very glad. Bumping into my former students from Kings Meadows High School and hearing how they're going is a joy to me. Working through this thing called life and kind enough to stop and chat to their old science teacher! Great to see you Alan and Nathan in the streets of Lonnie! ... See MoreSee Less

This makes a teachers heart very glad.  Bumping into my former students from Kings Meadows High School and hearing how theyre going is a joy to me.  Working through this thing called life and kind enough to stop and chat to their old science teacher! Great to see you Alan and Nathan in the streets of Lonnie!

 

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Hey Lads!!! Hanging with the Man.... top moves guys!

That’s my lovely grandson Nathan. With the hat. 😉

Didn't recognise you without your hat, Michael! LOL.

Great selfie boys.

Well done guys

It’s nice to see Alan Bird s success in beard growing.

You don't even look old enough to have been their teacher, Michael. 😉

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