Labor’s Health Infrastructure Policy: Please Sir, I Want Some More?

Liberal Tasmania
  • Guy Barnett Attorney General, Minister for Justice, Minister for Health, Minister for Veterans' Affairs, Member for Lyons
  • Labor’s health infrastructure policy is enough to make Oliver Twist blush, which consists soley of begging for money from the Federal Government.

    Ms Dow yesterday said:

    “We will make redevelopments at our major hospitals our highest priority for Federal Government funding in our first term, working with them to deliver these projects sooner.”

    In other words, Labor is proposing to invest not a single additional cent in any of the State’s four major public hospitals. Not now, not ever.

    In contrast, a re-elected majority Rockliff Liberal Government will invest:

    • $187 million in capital works at the Royal Hobart Hospital over the next six years, including a new $15 million diagnostic breast clinic, a new neurology and stroke ward, and a new rapid assessment medical unit;
    • A $53 million investment at the Launceston General Hospital to near double the size of the ED, a mental health precinct and a new multi-story carpark;
    • And, $174.8 million for a new North West Hospitals Master Plan including.

    At the North West Regional Hospital in Burnie – there’ll be a brand new Medical Inpatient building with a new medical ward, critical clinical diagnostics, dialysis and a lung function lab and additional car parking.

    At the Mersey Community Hospital – there’ll be a new sub-acute building for medical oncology services and an inpatient unit for geriatric evaluation and management.

    Only a re-elected majority Liberal Government has a 2030 Strong Plan for Tasmania’s Future which will build a better health system.

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