Tasmanians will have an opportunity to participate in a discussion about the state’s ongoing health reforms at a series of public forums being held around the State this week.

These forums give Tasmanians the chance to ask questions and gain a greater understanding about the progress of important health reforms.

The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to delivering better health services to Tasmanians, and we are focused on engaging in a two-way public discussion to listen and give people the information they require concerning health in Tasmania.

We want people to turn up and have their say, and I am looking forward to having these discussions.
Over the next four years, the Government is investing $6.4 billion in health to continue the solid work that has already commenced on health reform.

We are seeing results. Tasmania now has its shortest elective surgery waiting list in more than a decade, dropping by more than 2500 since the end of June 2014, when we commenced our $76 million investment.

Across the State, we have employed more than 100 additional nurses, and we are investing in better emergency departments with new staff and more beds.

We know there is more work to be done, and I look forward to being able to update people this week and listen to their thoughts on our reform agenda.

I encourage anyone with an interest in our State’s health system to come along to one of the sessions.
Details for public forums:

• Hobart: 6pm, Monday 8 August, 2016. Chancellor 6, Hotel Grand Chancellor, Davey St.
• Devonport: 6pm, Tuesday 9 August, 2016. Centenary Court, Devonport Entertainment and Convention Centre, Rooke St.
• Launceston: 6pm, Thursday 11 August, 2016. Tramsheds Function Centre, Inveresk.
• Burnie: 6pm, Friday 12 August, 2016. Braddon Hall, Burnie Arts and Function Centre, Wilmot St.

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