The Hodgman Government has a long term plan to build a better health system for all Tasmanians.

We have already started implementing our One Health System reforms which are aimed at providing better access to services and better patient outcomes.

Structural changes at the management level are now needed to support our goal of ensuring Tasmanians can get the right care, at the right place and at the right time.

The Tasmanian Health Service is leading this process and has been engaged with key staff and stakeholder groups to get to this point. It will now formally engage in statewide consultations and workshops over the next month with employees.

A consultation paper – Building a Statewide Clinical Service Delivery Structure is being released today by the CEO Dr David Alcorn to guide this process.

The advice and insight of THS employees is considered essential to ensure that we get any structural improvements right.

The One State, One Health System, Better Outcomes white paper laid down the blueprint for a once in a generation reform of our health system and to give Tasmania a truly statewide health service. This consultation is a further step in ensuring that the best clinical led service structures are in place to underpin better health care.

It is important that well designed statewide teams are put in place to cut duplication and direct previous funding into more frontline care.

Our One Health System reforms are already working, this year alone we have seen record levels of elective surgery and shorter surgery waiting lists.

I encourage all of our valued THS employees to join in the consultation process and contribute.
The Hodgman Government will continue to work with our dedicated health professionals to deliver the health care system Tasmanians deserve.

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