Northern Suburbs Long Wait For Glenorchy Health Centre Soon To End

Northern Suburbs Long Wait For Glenorchy Health Centre Soon To End

Tasmania Minister for Health Michael Ferguson

$21 Million Glenorchy Health Centre

Victor P Taffa

An important milestone has been reached with tenders called today for the construction of the $21 Million Glenorchy Health Centre, Minister for Health Michael Ferguson said.

“This is another positive step towards delivering more care closer to where people live, meaning better outcomes for patients and relieving pressure on busy Outpatient Clinics at the Royal Hobart Hospital.”

“The Glenorchy Health Centre is a significant project for the Northern suburbs community, and will deliver multidisciplinary, chronic disease-focused services in the local community.”

“The Northern suburbs have been waiting far too long for this project after years of fumbling and procrastination by Labor and the Greens. It is anticipated that the Glenorchy Health Centre will be completed by early 2018.” Mr. Ferguson said.

It is also another great example of the range of important capital projects which are on track to deliver benefits to Tasmanians right across the State, including:

  • The rescued Royal Hobart Hospital redevelopment, which has just passed another major milestone with the construction of the temporary inpatient facility on the Hospital’s forecourt;
  • The North West Cancer Centre, which will begin delivering radiotherapy services in May, meaning that for the first time many cancer patients in the North West will receive radiotherapy treatment close to home; and
  • The Allied Health Clinic redevelopment at the Launceston General Hospital, for which construction will soon commence.

“With the state’s finances now under control, the Hodgman Government has a renewed focus on health this year and is determined to deliver the health system the community needs and deserves.” Mr. Ferguson said.