The State Government has released a Green Paper on Delivering Safe and Sustainable Clinical Services in Tasmania , as the next step in the One State, One Health System, Better Outcomes plan.
The Green Paper invites community feedback about what health services we have, the workforce we need to deliver them, and where those services should be provided from.
We must use the resources and expertise we have available in health to deliver top-quality services.
The Green Paper starts the conversation with the community, clinicians and those who work in our health system on how improvements can be made.
Central to reform plans will be the development of a Clinical Services Profile that will describe where services can be located in a manner that all Tasmanians have equal and fair access to better services.
The Green Paper will guide a ten week public, stakeholder and clinician consultation period for people to have their say.
The feedback will be collected and considered before a final White Paper on health reform is released in March 2015, forming the basis of future action to improve the health system. The Green paper is located at www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/onehealthsystem