Understanding Tasmanian Health Organisations


Draft Legislation has been developed to support the establishment of three Tasmanian Health Organisations (THOs). THO is the name being given to Local Hospital Networks in Tasmania, for the purposes of National Health Reform.

The Tasmanian Health Organisations Bill 2011 will be the mechanism to establish THOs in Tasmania as required by the National Health Reform Agreement.

The THO legislation will establish the functions and powers of the THOs, their Governing Councils and Chief Executive Officers. It will provide for the appointment of Governing Council members and set out corporate governance requirements.

The draft legislation is available below

Public comments will be accepted up until Tuesday 6 September and can be emailed to health.reform@dhhs.tas.gov.au or alternatively posted to GPO Box 125, Hobart TAS 7001.


Information Sessions


Information Sessions were held in each region by the Minister and DHHS officers at the following locations and times


Wednesday 17 August 2011
3.00pm - 4.30pm
UTAS Clinical School - Lecture Theatre 2
3rd Floor, 42 Collins Street, Hobart
(Entrance off Collins Street)


Tuesday 23 August 2011
3.30pm - 5.30pm
Launceston General Hospital (Charles Street)
2nd Floor - Lecture Theatre


Thursday 25 August 2011
10.00am - 11.30am
Latrobe Memorial Hall (Gilbert Street)
Next to Council Chambers


Thursday 25 August 2011
12.30pm - 1.30pm
North West Regional Hospital
Library Tutorial Room
(Enter via front entrance)

A copy of the presentation given at each of these sessions can be found below