Improving the Management of Subacute and Acute Care

Improving the Management of Subacute and Acute Care Project

As part of the National Partnership Agreement on Improving Health Services in Tasmania the State Minister for Health and Federal Minister for Health, in 2016 signed a supporting schedule to the National Partnership Agreement (NPA): Improving the Management of Subacute and Acute Care.

The intent of the schedule is to improve the quality of the Tasmanian health system 'through a program of work focused on taking a patient-centered approach which reflects the patient journey across services' and to 'build on the reforms underway through One State, One Health System, Better Outcomes by extending the objective of a single health system to include settings outside of acute hospitals’.

The role of the Department of Health (DoH) is to lead the development and implementation of subacute initiatives informed through strategic partnerships between the Agency, the Tasmanian Health Service (THS), private hospitals and aged and community service providers.

The Tasmanian and Australian governments have agreed to a number of Action Plans under the NPA in Tasmania.