Putting Patients First

A Better Health System for Tasmania

Fixing the health crisis will require a significant investment in more beds, more nurses, more doctors, more ambulances and more appointments for patients.

Labor has consulted widely to develop a comprehensive plan to repair the damage done by the Liberals, after Will Hodgman cut $210 million from health in his first budget and Malcolm Turnbull cut $1.1 billion from Tasmania’s health system.

Labor’s $560 million Better Health Plan will keep Tasmanians healthier for longer, treated faster and home to their families sooner.

Labor’s plan will support the opening of more hospital beds and employ up to 500 health professionals, including offering 100 more graduate nurse positions, 20 hospital doctors, 25 paramedics and fund 32 GP internships.

The staged plan will be rolled out over six years.

Together with health professionals, Labor will build a health system that Tasmanians can be proud of.

Download a copy of Labor’s Better Health System for Tasmania Action.