Tasmania deserves a government that will focus on the right priorities for our state.
At the 2021 state election, the Liberals promised to deliver a $580 million redevelopment of the Launceston General Hospital. The Liberals also promised they would seek Federal funding for the project.
But in the two years since, Jeremy Rockliff has not only failed to progress the redevelopment, but has gone to Canberra and instead told them his top priority is funding for a new stadium in Hobart.
The Launceston General Hospital has the worst bed block of any hospital in the country, chronic ambulance ramping and just last week it was revealed that theatre lighting at the LGH is literally being held together by sticky tape.
There are 57,000 Tasmanians waiting to see a specialist – 32,000 more than when the Liberals came to office 10 years ago.
Jeremy Rockliff needs to get his priorities right and deliver the upgrades he promised more than two years ago – starting by providing funding for the redevelopment in the upcoming budget.
If the Liberals haven’t addressed the health crisis in their 10 years in office, they never will.
Rebecca White MP
Anita Dow MP
Shadow Minister for Health