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Tasmanian Greens make preventative health pledge in 2021 state election | The Advocate




The Tasmanian Greens have announced its policy for community health services in the state which they say will take pressure off the state’s hospitals. Greens health spokeswoman Rosalie Woodruff said key to these policies would be the employment of 50 full-time-equivalent allied health practitioners around the state to keep people well and out of hospital. “We’ll also put decision-making in local community hands and provide $3 million a year towards preventative health and community-run initiatives to keep people well,” she said. “Tasmania has one of the highest rates of chronic care conditions in Australia. “We have an older population and a vast number of chronic conditions that need to be attended to so they don’t get more…

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