25th May, 2017
Michael Ferguson, Minister for Health
The health of all Tasmanians is a top priority for the Hodgman Liberal Government, which is why we’re boosting health funding to over $7 billion in the State Budget.
This represents a record increase of $658 million over four years - an increase of $1.3 billion compared to the last Labor-Green Budget in 2013-14.
We’re Building Tasmania’s Future with better hospitals and health services, significantly increasing bed numbers and employing more nurses and doctors.
The $7 billion recurrent investment in health means:
The 2017-18 Budget also demonstrates a focus on major hospital and health infrastructure, with a massive $493.7 million investment in a range of projects including:
As we have shown throughout our first term, the Hodgman Government has always been willing to do what we must to provide Tasmanians with the health care they need and deserve.
With ongoing record health investment we are getting on with the job – we’re redeveloping the Royal Hobart Hospital, employing more nurses and doctors and opening more beds.