Only Labor is committed to solving Tasmania’s health crisis

Tasmanian Labor
  • $95 million public hospital package good news for
  • 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

    /Public Release. View in full here.