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Tasmania Shadow Minister for Health Jeremy Rockliff

Elective Surgery Waiting Lists Blow Out

Victor P Taffa

The savage impact of the Government’s cruel budget cuts is clear for all to see in today’s Health Progress Chart.

Waiting lists have blown out by over 20 % on the North West coast and by nearly 10 % in the north, while waiting times for surgery have increased in Hobart and Launceston, Shadow Minister for Health Jeremy Rockliff said.

“This is the grim reality that Tasmanians face after the Government decimated frontline health services. You simply can’t trust the Government to provide the frontline services that Tasmanians deserve.”

“The Liberals have a clear plan to cut nearly $480 Million of Government waste and use that money to rebuild frontline services, including pumping $76 Million back into elective surgery. Our Healthy Futures strategy will build a better, more integrated health system that will deliver real results for Tasmanians.” Mr. Rockliff said.

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