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The health of all Tasmanians is a top priority for the Hodgman Liberal Government, which is why we’re boosting health spending by a record $658m over four years.

We’re building better hospitals and health services, significantly increasing bed numbers and employing more nurses and doctors.

A record recurrent spend of more than $7b, including:

  • 106 more hospital beds and staff across Tasmania - $144.4m
  • Implementing new services under the One Health System - $16.9m
  • Mental health initiatives - $16m
  • Second Medical and Police search and rescue helicopter - $9m
  • Statewide Operations and Command Centre - $6m
  • Medical Cannabis Controlled Access Scheme - $3.8m

This Budget continues the Hodgman Liberal Government’s strong focus on Hospital and Health Infrastructure, with $493.7m for a range of projects, including:

  • Royal Hobart Hospital Redevelopment - $388.7m+>
  • Mersey Community Hospital upgrade - $35m
  • Launceston General Hospital 4K Children’s Ward upgrade - $7.7m+
  • Hospital upgrades and maintenance - $17.9m+
  • Glenorchy and Kingston Health Centres - $12.5m+
  • New St Helens District Hospital - $11.4m+
  • Building a new ward at the Repatriation Hospital - $7m

+includes funding already allocated

>includes Australian Government funding

Mersey hospital