TAZREACH Newsletter - August 2019


TAZREACH Newsletter - August 2019

The new financial year has gone off with a great start with over 160 services receiving funding for this year.

Thank you to all service providers and service hosts who have completed and returned your signed service agreements.

There are a small number of agreements outstanding however, and it would be greatly appreciated if all outstanding agreements could be returned to TAZREACH no later than Friday 6th September 2019.

Failure to do so may result in a new service agreement for a reduced period of time, or funding being reallocated to other services of high need.

TAZREACH Seeking Dermatologist for Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation

The TAZREACH team are seeking a new dermatologist to visit the Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation (CHAC) in Smithton this year. The service is currently funded for up to two visits between now and the 30 June 2020, with the first visit to be provided as soon as possible.

If you would be interested in delivering this service to the Aboriginal community in Smithton, please contact Alex Brown via email.

Bass Strait Islands Agreement (BSIA) - Professional Development

TAZREACH are calling for expressions of interest to fund professional development activities in the provision of emergency care for clinicians living or working on Flinders and King Islands.

There is up to $ 10 000.00 available for each island to fund activities that attract accreditation points for the purposes of continual professional development. Priority will be given to GPs to maintain their skills in emergency response to support Tasmania's aero-medical retrieval services.

EOIs are open until 5pm on Friday 27th September.

Clinicians who would like to discuss this opportunity or obtain an EOI dorm are encourage to contact David Huf via email.


The TAZREACH website will be going through an update soon, including updated service lists and newsletters from the past year.

If you have any suggestions of things you would like to see included on our website, please email TAZREACH and we will investigate what can and cannot be done in accordance with the Department of Health (DoH Tas) policies.

New TAZREACH Address Details

The TAZREACH office has relocated to the CH Smith Building in Launceston. As a reminder please see below the new postal address for any correspondence you wish to send us via post:

The CH Smith Building
Reply Paid 83471

Launceston TAS 7250

Please be advised that we cannot guarantee that post sent to the old address will be received, as such it is recommended to send correspondence via email or the postal address shown above.

Please also remember that we no longer have access to a fax service.

Contact Us

Please contact TAZREACH using our generic email address (please ensure all claims are emailed to this address.

Contact PersonPositionPhone NumberEmail Address
Kim AtkinsManager, Purchasing and Performance(03) 6777 4270kim.m.atkins@health.tas.gov.au
Kellie JarmanProject Coordinator(03) 6777 4277kellie.jarman@health.tas.gov.au
Alex BrownProject Officer(03) 6777 4290alex.brown@health.tas.gov.au
David HufGraduate Recruit(03) 6777 4297david.huf@health.tas.gov.au

If you would like further information on TAZREACH, please visit our TAZREACH website


TAZREACH would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the island state Lutruwita, and to their Elders, both past and present.

The Australian Government Department of Health is gratefully acknowledged as the funding body for the TAZREACH funding measures.

Thank you to our current providers for playing a fundamental role in improving access to health services in rural and remote Tasmanian communities.