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Our healthcare future: What’s it going to take to fix Tasmania’s health system? | The Advocate

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Nothing presents the opportunity for a clean reset for the way healthcare is delivered than a global pandemic. While 2020 presented unforeseen challenges to our health system, it also accelerated responses that for too long had been tossed in the “too hard or too expensive” basket. Telehealth reforms are just one example of this. But challenges still remain. On Friday the latest Health Dashboard data revealed further blowouts in elective surgery waiting lists. Report after report continue to paint damning pictures of overcrowded EDs and access block compromising patient safety. Outside of our hospitals, paramedics are reportedly at breaking point, while access issues to available and affordable GPs remain. In November…



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