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Friday 28th September 2018


  • Page 7 - AMA slams minister for health failings.  Tasmania's peak doctor’s body says it has no doubt the State Government is massively and systematically underfunding the health system. The Australian Medical Association said the state’s modest projected budget surplus was being underwritten by the chronic shortchanging of hospitals and patients. ONLINE

    Page 11 - Pill helps ward off cancer. Women who take the pill have a lower risk of getting ovarian cancer, a study reveals.

    Page 16 - Coroner calls for stronger drug controls. Tasmania's health department says it will consider a coroner’s recommendations to strengthen regulations around the dispensing of certain prescription drugs. ONLINE

    Page 22 - Don’t ignore health crisis. The warnings about Tasmania’s ageing population and the pressure that will place on the health system have been swept under the carpet by successive governments for years. Revelations in yesterday’s Mercury that an independent report into the state’s health system shows underfunding to the tune of $100 million a year cannot be ignored. ONLINE


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Thursday 27 September 2018


  • Page 1 - On life support. Tasmania's health system underfunded by $100m a year. The state’s health system is being underfunded by $100 million a year as Treasury has failed to heed projected increases in demand, a secret report reveals. The report shows Tasmania has the lowest health funding as a proportion of GST receipts of any state. It reveals demand for service is growing at 3-4 per cent but spending is growing at an effective rate of 1.7 per cent. Health Minister Michael Ferguson said the report did not account for spending increases since March. ONLINE


    Page 8 - Care in the stroke of time. Time is brain, according to stroke specialist Dinesh Tryambake. The head of Launceston General Hospital’s stroke department, Dr Tryambake, is calling on a greater state of awareness for stroke prevention and treatment. ONLINE

    ONLINE - Tasmanian health system underfunded by $289 million over three years. Health Minister has survived the first no-confidence motion of the new Parliament through the support of the government’s numbers after a health report was leaked which showed the service was underfunded by $289.1 million over three years.  ONLINE

     

     

     


    Page 10 - NW dementia rates rising. Braddon dementia numbers are the highest in Tasmania, and are forecast to continue climbing steeply. Figures just released from Dementia Australia estimate that there are 2402 dementia sufferers on the North-West Coast this year, but by 2028 that figure will have risen by more than 27 per cent to 3066. ONLINE

    ONLINE - Tasmanian health system underfunded by $289 million over three years. Health Minister has survived the first no-confidence motion of the new Parliament through the support of the government’s numbers after a health report was leaked which showed the service was underfunded by $289.1 million over three years.  ONLINE

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