SF: LAY ON THE FLOOR DON'T MOVE ICE WATER-SOAKED HAND TOWELS ON YOUR FOREHEAD
I have heard the concerns about parking in the vicinity of the Whittle Ward and intervened on this matter. I certainly understand the need to be close to loved ones in their final days and this matter, when brought to my attention, is certainly not something families should be worrying about. I have raised this matter with the Tasmanian Health Service and it has been agreed to not go ahead with changes to parking at the Repatriation Hospital until the needs of visitors of palliative patients can be assured and more clearly communicated. This carpark is used by a number of important services and I want to ensure the best possible outcome for everyone.
I have GREAT news to share: The elective surgery waiting list now stands at a record low. Our plan is working. Our record achievement has provided much needed surgery for Tasmanians, including: • more than 7,300 people from the Royal Hobart Hospital waiting list; • almost 6,900 people from the Launceston General Hospital waiting list; and • almost 4,300 from the North West Regional and Mersey Community Hospital waiting lists This is a tremendous result and is a great credit to the many health professionals involved in the care and treatment of Tasmanians needing surgery. More on my website: http://michaelferguson.com/2016/06/all-time-record-elective-surgeries-achieved-in-tasmania/