Clinical Planning Taskforce

The planning of health services must be informed by clinical expertise.  The Tasmanian Government has recognised this need by establishing a Clinical Planning Taskforce (the Taskforce) to deliver on the Government’s commitment to lead planning for the next stage of the Royal Hobart Hospital precinct.

The Taskforce is an advisory body to the Secretary and provides a vehicle to formalise clinical advice to support Tasmanian health system planning.

The Taskforce was initially tasked with planning for:

  • The models of care and clinical planning for the new hospital beds in Southern Tasmania
  • The potential future uses for the J-Block Inpatient building, and
  • Updating the Royal Hobart Hospital Masterplan, to guide the next stage of the RHH health precinct.

The scope of Taskforce has been extended to include advising on broader capital and strategic planning for projects of significance to the Tasmanian health system, including the Launceston General Hospital (LGH) masterplan and overseeing the development of a detailed plan for the delivery of health services in Tasmania.

The Taskforce will help us deliver an integrated and cohesive plan for Tasmania’s health system by aligning strategic planning for clinical services with capital and infrastructure investment and workforce requirements.

If you have any queries in relation to the work of the Taskforce, please email

Clinical Planning Taskforce Governance

Taskforce Terms of Reference

Southern Reference Group Terms of Reference

Northern Reference Group Terms of Reference

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