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Tasmanians deserve hospitals and health services that help people live healthier lives.

Patients and health workers deserve better. In this state election only a Labor Government will take meaningful action to address Tasmania's health and hospital crisis.

WORKING FOR TASMANIANS

Labor's Health Action Plan

Upgrade Ambulance Stations and boost Paramedics

More Doctors and Nurses

Turbocharge Regional Services

We will urgently upgrade 35 stations and employ over 150 paramedics to ensure you have 24/7 ambulance coverage regardless of where you live.


We will turbocharge our regional health services with additional 90 community nurses, 85 nurse practitioners, 30 mental health workers, and 60 allied health practitioners. All rural hospitals will offer 24/7 emergency care, and all community health centres will have 24/7 nursing care.

We will employ over 70 additional specialist doctors and 150 additional nurses. Labor's priority will be to ensure patients with suspected cancer are seen within two weeks.

THE NUMBERS

By the numbers Labor policy

154

73

325

1

New Paramedics

New Specialist Doctors

Additional Nurses

Expert Health Minister 

Too many Tasmanians are missing out on the health care they need. 

  • On any given day ramping at our hospitals is at unacceptable levels. 
  • The surgery wait list has increased by 70% since the last election. 
  • Tasmania has the worst ambulance response times in the country. 

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LABOR'S HEALTH ACTION PLAN

Clearing the waiting list with more doctors and nurses

We will employ over 70 additional specialist doctors and 150 additional nurses. Labor's priority will be to ensure patients with suspected cancer are seen within two weeks.

Over 70 additional specialist doctors

150 additional nurses

LABOR'S HEALTH ACTION PLAN

Turbocharge Regional Services

We will turbocharge our regional health services with additional 90 community nurses, 85 nurse practitioners and 60 allied health practitioners and 30 mental health workers. All rural hospitals will offer 24/7 emergency care, and all community health centres will have 24/7 nursing care.

90 additional community nurses and 85 nurse practitioners

60 allied health practitioners and 30 mental health workers

All rural hospitals will offer 24/7 emergency care

LABOR'S HEALTH ACTION PLAN

Upgrade Ambulance Stations and boost Paramedics

We will urgently upgrade 35 stations and employ over 150 paramedics to ensure you have 24/7 ambulance coverage regardless of where you live.

Urgent upgrades to 35 ambulance stations

Employ over 150 paramedics to ensure 24/7 ambulance coverage

LABOR'S HEALTH ACTION PLAN

Labor will build Stage 3 of the Royal Hobart Hospital Masterplan

Labor will redevelop the Repatriation Hospital site to allow the transfer of key services from the Royal Hobart Hospital, opening up more space for emergency and specialist beds.


The fully costed plan includes:

A state-of-the-art mental health facility

Day surgery and endoscopy units

Rehabilitation inpatient care units

Palliative care units

LABOR'S HEALTH ACTION PLAN

Labor will establish up to 10 GP Extended Care Clinics

Open from 8am to 8pm 7 days a week to provide 100% bulk billed urgent care visits to patients. 


This will mean people can see a doctor when they need one which is better for them and it will help take pressure off hospital emergency departments and reduce ambulance ramping.

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TASMANIA'S NEXT HEALTH MINISTER

Meet Dr Bastian Seidel

Dr Bastian Seidel is the Labor member for Huon and Labor's Shadow Health Minister. Under a Rebecca White Majority Labor Government, Dr Bastian Seidel will be Tasmania's Health Minister.


Bastian was previously a rural GP in Tasmania’s Huon Valley and Chair of the Huon Medical Group. Bastian is the Immediate Past President of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (representing over 40,000 members nationally) and a former Clinical Professor at the University of Tasmania. 


Bastian knows all too well the problems facing Tasmanian's as they try to navigate our over burdened health system. He also knows how to fix this broken system. 


Dr Bastian Seidel will work for Tasmanians as our next Minister of Health in Rebecca White's Labor Government. 

AMBULANCE WAIT TIMES

Tasmanians wait longer for an ambulance than anywhere else in the country. 

Tasmania has the slowest Ambulance response times in the country. Ambulance wait times are up to an average of 32.8 minutes, up 8 minutes longer under the Liberals. That's a 32% increase.


Additionally, Tasmania under the Liberals has the worst emergency department waiting times in the country with nearly half of all emergency patients are not seen on time.




Every Tasmanian deserves access the health care where and when they need it. Labor’s Health Action Plan written by expert Health Minister, Dr Bastian Seidel MLC who has worked as a doctor his entire career means at long last Tasmania will be able to address the health crisis.

– Rebecca White, Tasmanian Labor Leader

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