Question about rehabilitation beds

Mrs Armitage (Launceston) asked the Leader of Government - Can the government advise the current number of rehabilitation beds or slow stream beds In the south of the State In the north west of the State In the north of the State Answers: There are up to 142 rehabilitation beds in the public and private sector in Tasmania. They include: The Exposure draft of the White Paper on Delivering Safe and Sustainable Clinical Services proposes that the current rehabilitation service that the Mersey Community Hospital is upgraded from a Level 3 to a Level 4 service to provide greater support to patients across the North West, including increased rehabilitation inpatient beds.

Lisa King

Mrs ARMITAGE (Launceston) - Mr President, today I am going to speak about the power of family love. My speech is about Launceston's Lisa King and her family. Lisa did Tasmania very proud last month by representing us in the national final of the Barnados Mother of the Year. Lisa met Aaron King in 1994 and says her early memory of Aaron is that he was a really cool guy and that they were best friends. Lisa was studying to be a teacher and Aaron worked at Roelf Vos. Aaron was still searching for a job that he felt passionate about. In 1999, their first son, Jalen, was born and Lisa became a stay-at-home mum. Prior to having Jalen, Lisa taught kindergarten at Youngtown and Port Dalrymple pri

Anti-Discrimination Amendment Bill - Second Reading Speech

Mrs Armitage (Launceston) - Mr President, I also thank the Government and all those who took the time to brief us. They were informative briefings. I also thank everyone who took the time to write and provide their views. They are always important. This amendment bill allows faith-based schools to preference admissions on the basis of religious belief. These schools have been founded and operate on the principles of a faith community who are committed to taking responsibility for the education of children of that faith. While I accept the current legislation allows schools to apply for an exemption to preference children of their faith if their classes are full, in many of the smaller Ch

Private Hospitals - Purchase of Services and Private Health Insurance

Mrs Armitage (Launceston) asked a question of the Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council - Further to my Question on Notice of 24 March 2015, with regard to the Government's policy of purchasing services from private hospitals, including from Victoria - (1) (a) Can the Government advise whether there has been consultation with private health insurers regarding this policy; and (b) if so, what have been their comments; and (c) do private health insurers have any concerns? (2) What advice has been received from insurers regarding the effect of the policy on the rates of private insurance? Answer from the Leader of Government, Dr Vanessa Goodwin: (1) (a) No, Tasmania did not spec

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