Update on Central Highlands GP services

Jeremy Rockliff,Minister for Health

The Tasmanian Government is engaging with Tasmania’s Rural Workforce Agency HR-Plus and the Central Highlands Council on a solution in relation to the Central Highlands General Practice.

There are a number of interested providers who will now undertake their own due diligence to ensure they can provide an appropriate service for the community.

The Government acknowledges the important role GPs and the primary healthcare sector plays in caring for our community, and I want to thank members of the community who have contacted my office in relation to this situation.

I also want to thank Mayor Loureen Triffitt for her continued engagement with me this week as we work with providers to find a solution for the Central Highlands community.

The introduction of mandatory vaccinations in healthcare settings is about protecting our health workforce and also the vulnerable patients in their care.

It’s a critical step in our vaccination effort and we stand ready to work with any health provider who believes their services may be impacted.

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