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University partnership to drive better health outcomes

The Hodgman Liberal Government is making better health care for Tasmanians a high priority.

The ‘Making the Future Partnership 2015-2025′ agreement struck between the Hodgman Liberal Government and the University of Tasmania is about working together to improve educational, social and economic opportunities for Tasmanians as well as drive better outcomes in health.

This will include;

• Driving continuous improvement in Tasmania’s health and human services system;
• Collaborating on workforce planning, education, training and development to help meet the future needs of Tasmania’s health and human service workforce;
• Build a stronger relationship in the areas of sport and recreation science, physiology and community development as a strategic investment in better health outcomes for Tasmanians; and
• Jointly host two forums annually that address ongoing challenges in areas including health.

Over the next decade, we are also committed to Improving educational outcomes in Tasmania by raising the number of Tasmanian students in higher education by 10,000 as well as growing the research and higher education sector in Tasmania by increasing the turnover of the University of Tasmania so that it reaches at least one billion dollars a year by 2025.

We are also committed to increasing the flow of international students into the Tasmanian community and double their contribution to the economy to $400 million per annum within five years as well as bringing new capital investment worth more than $400 million into regional centres and increase the contribution of students to community life in our cities.

The joint work we do in health will complement the One Health System reforms the Government is implementing as we work to fix the broken system.

The Government and University already have a track record of working together, with the Tasmanian Health Service collaborating with Health Service Innovation Tasmania on the clinical redesign project to find long-term strategies to improve the flow of patients through our hospitals.
This partnership will build on that relationship and will help drive better health outcomes for Tasmanians into the future.

The Liberal Government’s One Health System reforms are aimed at providing safer and more timely care for Tasmanians – offering better services to which all Tasmanians have access.
Michael Ferguson, Minister for Health

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