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RHH Access Solutions Meeting

This compendium of occasional papers provides a wide-ranging overview of the issues impeding patient flow and access in our health... more


Do not eat fish warning for North Esk

Public Health Services has detected per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) in fish (including eels) from the North Esk River downstream... more


State of Public Health report released

The State of Public Health 2018 report has been tabled in State Parliament providing a snapshot of the health status... more


Exercise helps in cancer treatment

Research shows keeping as active as possible during cancer treatment and recovery is really important, and a new exercise program... more


Winter plan to ease health system pressure

The Winter Demand Management Plan 2019 will ensure our health system provides the right care in the right place at... more


Features

Winter Plan

Every winter our hospitals and ambulance services experience a surge in demand as more illnesses circulate in the community. We have released a Winter Demand Management Plan to help manage and, where possible, prevent the impact of winter illnesses. See how we’ll manage winter demand in 2019

My Health Record

My Health Record is an electronic summary of an individual’s key health information.

Meningococcal

Meningococcal disease is a rare but serious illness. If you suspect that you or someone you care for may have Meningococcal seek emergency medical treatment immediately.

Private Rental Incentives

Incentives will be offered to property owners to encourage them to make their private rental properties available and affordable to low income households.

NDIS

The roll out to the full National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) commenced on 1 July 2016.

One State, One Health System; Better Outcomes

The State Government has announced changes to the way health is structured and administered in Tasmania.