Tasmanian health system improving


The latest MyHospitals data released on 14 December 2012 shows Tasmanian patients benefitting from improving health services over last year.

The updated data reveals a health system performing steadily despite difficult circumstances last year.

MyHospitals shows areas of high performance for all four Tasmanian public hospitals as well as some results below the national average.

Emergency departments performed particularly well.

The North West hospitals performed at or above the national average in all urgency categories while the Royal Hobart Hospital delivered improvements on the previous year in every category.

The LGH held its emergency department performance steady or improved on the previous year in all urgency categories despite budget pressures and disruptive construction work at the hospital.

The new $12 million ED and the further development of the Acute Medical Unit are expected to deliver further improvements.

The Australian Government's MyHospitals figures cover the period to the end of June 2012 and are now almost six months old.

Since June 2012, Tasmania's health system has continued to improve with $325 million Commonwealth funding, budget relief for health and a $4 million cash injection to boost endoscopy and elective surgery.

The Tasmanian Health Organisations have now taken control of local healthcare services, the $586 million Royal Hobart Hospital Redevelopment continues and significant capital upgrades at the LGH and the North West hospitals are well underway.

For more information visit www.myhospitals.gov.au


14 December 2012