One State, One Health System, Better Outcomes

Stage 1 Reforms: One State, One Health System, Better Outcomes

In 2015, the One State, One Health System, Better Outcomes (Stage One) reforms took the vital first step of designing and implementing a single, statewide service.

These reforms focused on the four major hospitals and clearly defining their roles within the health system.

Since this time, over $1 billion dollars has been committed to health system infrastructure, and over $550 million to additional staffing and operational costs across our health system.

The One State, One Health System, Better Outcomes (Stage One) reforms were developed through an extensive community consultation process, that included multiple rounds of community forums throughout Tasmania, and calls for written submissions.

The key strategic documents and consultation papers that marked the major steps in the Stage One reforms are provided below and include the Green and White papers.

In 2019, the Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH) Access Solutions Action Plan and the Patient’s First Hospital Actions built upon the Stage One reforms by focusing on a range of issues impacting directly upon access and patient flow within the major hospitals.

The One State, One Health System, Better Outcomes (Stage One) reforms are continuing, and are now complemented by One Healthcare Future (Stage Two), which takes the important next step of focusing on the delivery of better care in the community, as part of a balanced and sustainable health system.

For further information, or to stay informed about the reform process contact ourhealthcarefuture@health.tas.gov.au.

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