The Hodgman Liberal Government is changing the way our health and human services system operates so we can get better results for all Tasmanians.
We are fixing the budget to ensure we can afford the health services Tasmanians deserve into the future.
Today the Government can announce that the Premer has appointed Mr Michael Pervan as permanent Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.
Mr Pervan, who has been acting in the role since last year, has demonstrated effective leadership as the department has undergone major challenges and change.
Mr Pervan has been instrumental in implementing reform across each of the Health and Human Services portfolios, including the One State, One Health System, Better Outcomes and the Joined Up Human Services reforms, which he will continue to drive.
He has a wealth of experience in senior health administration and has shown a great commitment to our plan to make Tasmania the healthiest state in the nation by 2025.
We congratulate him on this appointment and wish him and his team every success.
Today, the DHHS annual report was tabled which documents the significant work the Department has done in the past financial year to provide a foundation for a more resilient department that will provide better services to Tasmanians.
The most ambitious program of work the DHHS has executed over the past year has been the One Health System reforms, which are already building a better health system for Tasmanians, and were developed with the most extensive and honest conversation on health reform ever undertaken in this state.
By consolidating three health organisations into one, we will be able to provide better access to services and higher quality services than the fragmented legacy model was capable of.
Other highlights for the year include: