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Constructive joint public health position welcomed by Labor

  • Constructive ideas put forward to address the crisis in our hospitals
  • Labor committed to working with stakeholders to improve outcomes 
  • Labor committed an additional $88 million to ease the pressure on our health system

The release of a joint statement on public hospital policy reform by unions, the RHH Health Association and an Independent Health Policy Analyst is further evidence of the need to better invest in Tasmania’s health system.

Labor Leader Rebecca White said she welcomes the constructive suggestions the authors have made for how Tasmania’s health system can be improved.

“There is no doubt that health is the number one issue for most Tasmanians and they want a government that puts health first,” Ms White said.

“The Liberal Government’s health targets are unfortunately meaningless if they are not backed up by the required investment in public health services.
“The submissions made to the Legislative Council Inquiry into Acute Health Services and the areas outlined in the statement made today identify a number of areas of concern for Tasmania’s hospital system.

“The statement on Public Hospital Policy Reform recommends a number of solutions to ease the pressure on the health system and Labor will work with the authors to identify how a future Labor Government could progress improvements.

“This statement and the submissions and evidence given to the Legislative Council Inquiry give an accurate account of the state’s health system from the perspective of frontline workers that will help inform Labor’s health policy for the upcoming election.”