Draft North West Hospitals Masterplan
The Department of Health (the Department) has developed this draft North West Hospitals Masterplan (the Masterplan) to provide a blueprint for the development and management of the North West Regional Hospital, Mersey Community Hospital and the Burnie Parkside Precinct, over the next 20 years.
Every public hospital and health facility in Tasmania has a role to play in delivering quality care locally as well as supporting the delivery of statewide services. As a result, it is important to consider how each site is integrated into, and contributes to, its broader context and community.
This Masterplan is designed to make the best use of the land and buildings we have, and to maximise opportunities to support the delivery of safe, high-quality healthcare now and into the future.
It provides the framework to both address issues identified with current infrastructure, and to meet projected demand for clinical services across the 20-year horizon. The Masterplan takes into consideration the evolution of the health service over time, as models of care and service priorities develop and advancements in technology are made.
The Masterplan is informed by the Long-Term Plan for Healthcare in Tasmania 2040 and Tasmanian Health Services – North West Clinical Services Profile (the Profile). The Profile describes the breadth of clinical services to be provided in the North West region.
Engagement for this stage closes Sunday, 21 May 2023.