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Only Labor is committed to solving Tasmania’s health crisis

  • $95 million public hospital package good news for Tasmania
  • Commitment will help resolve the health crisis
  • Funding will open up more beds and take pressure off the EDs

Today’s $95 million Federal Labor announcement for public hospitals in Tasmania will go a long way towards solving the health crisis.

Shadow Health Minister, Sarah Lovell, said the commitment will ensure Tasmanians get the care they desperately need.

“The Liberals have plunged our health system to the point of crisis where people are dying unnecessarily in our hospitals and in our community,” Ms Lovell said.

“Ambulance ramping rates have increased 500 per cent in the last three years and the most recent data shows the number of patients waiting for elective surgery has grown by nearly 3,000 to more than 9,000 in just the past 12 months.

“Today’s announcement by the Shorten Labor Government will open up more beds in our hospitals and take the pressure off our emergency departments and prevent ambulance ramping.

“These measures will make a real impact on patient care and will help pull Tasmania’s health and hospital system out of crisis.” 

Sarah Lovell MLC
Shadow Health Minister