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Thursday 15th February 2018


  • Page 12 - Hospital ramping continues. Some patients were left waiting more than 30 hours for a bed in the Royal Hobart Hospital as the emergency department struggled for a third day to cope with demand. 

    Page 19 - Heat on health to cut costs and boost wellbeing. Reduce growing hospital waste and greenhouse gases, says Kristine Barnden. Most Tasmanians are aware that the droughts, heatwaves and bushfires of recent years were made more severe by the changing climate, and are likely to become more common and more intense over the next few decades. 

    Page 20 - New drug for Alzheimer’s. A new kind of antipsychotic has been found to relieve terrifying symptoms suffered by millions of people with Alzheimer’s disease worldwide. 


    Page - Second endocrinologist takes full-time job at LGH. After a “decades-long drought”, the Launceston General Hospital has recruited a second full-time endocrinologist. ONLINE


    Page - Second endocrinologist takes full-time job at LGH. After a “decades-long drought”, the Launceston General Hospital has recruited a second full-time endocrinologist. ONLINE

    Page - Health an important issue, but won’t decide Tasmanian election. Tasmanian Labor decided to make health its key state election battleground. That was a logical decision, although there was a danger of putting too many eggs in one basket. ONLINE

Tuesday 13th February 2018


  • Page 4 - Health packages sick, rivals argue.  A war of words has erupted over the future direction of state health as the major parties jostle for position ahead of the State Election. Yesterday’s campaigning saw Opposition Leader Rebecca White and Liberal Treasurer Peter Gutwein trade barbs over the cost and rollout of party policies. Ms White has questioned just how much the Liberals will spend on health over the next three years after they announced their $757 million six-year plan, eclipsing Labor’s $560 million over the same period. 

    Page 5 - Ambos chopper on the cards. Tasmanian State Election 2018: Liberals’ health policy promises huge boost for ambulance services. A Liberal government will invest $125 million of its $757 million health spend to beef-up the state’s ambulance services with more paramedics, a “supercharged” aeromedical helicopter service and a Glenorchy ambulance “super station”. ONLINE

    Page 7 - Brain cancer patients given hope. Hope for a brain cancer treatment is on the horizon after Australian scientists unlocked one of the keys to triggering a person’s immune system into destroying lethal tumours. 

    Page 12 - Study up on health plans. Election campaigns should be contests of ideas — an intensive period in the lead-up to polling day where the spotlight, and pressure, is on the candidates and their promises. During the campaign, voters should not only be given a detailed rundown of what each side would do if they won government, but those promises should be properly scrutinised. Yesterday’s back-and-forth over health policy was therefore welcome. ONLINE

    Page 15 - Federal-shaped hole in Tasmanian health funding plan. The party elected to government on March 3 will be the one the electorate trusts the most — or distrusts the least — to fix the state’s crisis-prone hospitals. ONLINE


    Page - ' Spectacular contradiction’ in Labor’s health talk: Ferguson. Labor has been accused of changing its health policy “on the run”, after Opposition Leader Rebecca White appeared to change the party’s timeline for addressing issues in the health system. ONLINE


    Page - The two main parties draw battle lines over their health policies. In a health state: Health Minister Michael Ferguson has a six year plan to set up a health system that functions well and meets the public need. The election battle lines have been drawn over health, with each party drip-feeding pledges and accusing the other of pulling the wool over voters’ eyes. ONLINE

    Page - ‘Spectacular contradiction’ in Labor’s health talk: Ferguson. Labor has been accused of changing its health policy “on the run”, after Opposition Leader Rebecca White appeared to change the party’s timeline for addressing issues in the health system. ONLINE

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