Our Organisation

Health and human services have changed significantly in recent times – in Tasmania and Australia-wide.

We have seen the implementation of national and state reforms in housing, homelessness, disability services, children and youth services and health (including the establishment of three Tasmanian Health Organisations under the national health reforms).

We have reshaped our Agency to facilitate these important reforms so we can deliver better, more responsive and more efficient health and human services for all Tasmanians into the future.

Our structure

Our Agency comprises:

  • DHHS departmental units (‘the Department’) – the funder of services and system manager. Responsible for policy, planning and performances, and interface with government
  • DHHS operational units – responsible for delivering population health, ambulance, disability, housing, community, children and youth services against policies, plans and standards set by the departmental units
  • the Tasmanian Health Organisations (THOs) – responsible for providing hospital and primary and community health services.

The organisational structure includes a shared services entity that provides services to its customers: DHHS departmental and operational units and the Tasmanian Health Organisations (THOs).

The Agency is structured to best deliver services for patients and clients, and to fulfil Tasmanian and Australian Government policy goals.