Stage Three: Investing in Health Infrastructure
Future Hospitals Project
Labor’s $250 million Future Hospitals Project will map the future demands on the hospital system and fund major infrastructure improvements right around the state.
Too many Tasmanians can’t access the health care they need when they need it because there aren’t enough beds in our health system. Labor recognises this is a problem right across the state which is leading to adverse outcomes for patients and, in some tragic cases, avoidable deaths.
Labor will work with the health workforce, clinicians, unions, University of Tasmania, patients and the community to increase the capacity of our hospitals to meet current and future demand.
We will update the masterplan for each of the state’s four major hospitals to plan for capital improvements on each site as well as develop comprehensive health precinct plans for Launceston, Hobart and Burnie. This work will identify where more services can be located to meet community needs, including more inpatient beds.
We will also make sure that our regional hospitals and health centres are supported to work better with the four major hospitals.