Hodgman Govt Oversees 36 % Reduction In Hospital Waiting Lists Over 3 Years

Hodgman Govt Oversees 36 % Reduction In Hospital Waiting Lists Over 3 Years

Tasmania Minister for Health Michael Ferguson

Tasmania’s Elective Survey Waiting List And Waiting Times At New Record Lows

Victor P Taffa

Tasmania’s elective surgery waiting list is now at historic low levels since record collection commenced in 2005, Minister for Health Michael Ferguson said.

At as June 2017, 5,453 were on the waiting list, which are nearly 3,100 fewer people compared to 3 years ago with a 36 % reduction.

“We came to government promising to provide care for the Tasmanians that Labor cast aside with some people waiting up to 10 years for elective surgery. These great figures confirm our plan to fix elective surgery waiting times is working.” Mr. Ferguson said.

“We have overseen a 78 % reduction in people who have waited longer than the recommended time for their surgery, and most importantly, an 86 % reduction in kids waiting too long.”

“We have delivered this by providing record volumes of surgery, with a 24 % rise in the number of surgeries performed in 2016/17 compared to 3 years ago.” Mr. Ferguson said.

“We have invested more than $7 Billion in our 2017-18 Budget, supporting 106 new hospital beds and 350 hospital staff to support our emergency departments as we continue to deliver our $76 Million elective surgery boost.” Mr. Ferguson said.