RHH support package announced

Health is a key priority of the Hodgman Liberal Government, which is why we are redeveloping the Royal Hobart Hospital which will increase bed capacity by 250 beds.

This is an important part of our long term Plan to ensure all Tasmanians get the health services they deserve. But we also recognise there are very real demands on the hospital being faced right now.
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Next stage of Patients First

Tomorrow, I will be announcing the next stage of the Government’s “Patients First” initiative for the Royal Hobart Hospital, which is made possible because we have brought the Budget back into balance.

The health of Tasmanians is a key priority for the Hodgman Liberal Government.
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THS clinical redesign unveiled

The Tasmanian Health Service (THS) has today released Building a Statewide Clinical Service Delivery Structure, First Steps that will help deliver better health care to all Tasmanians and provide opportunities for clinical leaders to aspire to one of the statewide leadership roles.

The structure follows extensive consultation with clinicians and THS employees and their professional and industrial organisations over the last few months.
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World Cancer Day

Cancer is the leading cause of death in the nation, with one in three Australians developing some form by the age of 85.

This undoubtedly has a significant impact on Tasmanians, their families and our health care system.
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1 day ago

Michael Ferguson

This is a distressing diagnosis and my prayers and thoughts are for Vanessa during this time. She will be so grateful for the community's support and best wishes. Let's remain positive for her.

MichaelYesterday, the Attorney-General, Dr Vanessa Goodwin MLC, Liberal Member for Pembroke was taken to the Royal Hobart Hospital by ambulance, after becoming extremely unwell. Doctors have advised that an initial diagnosis has indicated multiple tumours on her brain, and Vanessa remains in hospital while further tests are undertaken.

This is very distressing news for all those who work with her, and who know her. Vanessa is a warm-hearted, hard working and highly respected member of the community.

It is clear Vanessa will be unable to undertake her responsibilities as a member of the Government for at least a number of months.
Accordingly, I have today advised the Governor that I will be acting Attorney-General, Minister for Justice, Minister for Corrections, and Minister for the Arts.

Most importantly, Vanessa will receive the treatment, care and support that is needed, and will remain very much in our thoughts and prayers.
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This is a distressing diagnosis and my prayers and thoughts are for Vanessa during this time.  She will be so grateful for the communitys support and best wishes.  Lets remain positive for her.Michael

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So very sorry to hear this,good thoughts to her

May God's love comfort her and her family, colleagues and friends and may she make a good recovery.

What a dreadful shock for Dr Goodwin and her family. I am just a mere mortal, you don't know me, however I am shocked and saddened by what you are going through. Sincerely wishing you a successful recovery so you can enjoy your family and friends again:)

will be praying for her!

Very sad , healing vibes Vanessa

Hope she recovers quickly. 🙁

May the almighty god cure her

Very sad news 🌻


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2 weeks ago

Michael Ferguson

After three years in Government we are now building Tasmania’s future, and the $689 million RHH Redevelopment is symbolic of the progress we have made. The Hodgman Government will deliver a modern, 10-storey facility with increased capacity for 250 beds and an additional seven operating and procedure rooms, which will form part of the new interconnected surgery precinct.
This will add capacity that will further help to address our elective surgery wait list, which is already the shortest on record as a result of the targeted investment by the Government.
In the year to June 2016, 19,000 Tasmanians had their surgery – that’s 3000 more than the annual average over the preceding five years and the highest per capita rate of any state or territory.
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Great work Michael

I read your submission to the Senate Inquiry into the "Complaints mechanism administered under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law". You know that is a work of fiction in relation to Tasmania, dont you? (Btw i am more than happy to keep sitting here putting the price up. Jane Holden is your star witness lol.)

So it looks like $$$ Billion to finish , wasn't there a move a couple of years ago to build a brand new Hospital for half that

I hope the air conditioning is up to scratch.Stuffy hospitals are not good.

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