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Labor committed to work with industry to ensure high-quality health care

  • Labor’s IAC focuses on wellbeing, care and community development
  • Workforce must be better supported
  • Tasmania’s health care needs not being met under Liberals

Labor is committed to working with industry to ensure that the Tasmanian workforce has the skills to deliver the highest quality health care.

Labor’s Wellbeing, Care and Community Development Industry Advisory Council (IAC) was held today in Hobart.

Shadow Health Minister Sarah Lovell said today’s IAC was welcomed by industry leaders across various health and community development sectors.

“Labor is actively engaging with health and community development professionals and what we are hearing is that Tasmania needs greater investment in preventative health,” Ms Lovell said.

“Labor recognises we need a far stronger focus on prevention and wellbeing – but Tasmania’s entire healthcare workforce must be better supported.

“Keeping people well and out of hospital will not only deliver benefits to individuals but the entire health system.

“If we are smart now, we can make giant strides when it comes to improving health outcomes for future generations.

“Labor is committed to working with industry to help build policies that keep people out of hospital and reduce pressures on the acute system.”

Sarah Lovell MLC
Shadow Health Minister