The new private provider to deliver low-cost surgical abortions in Tasmania is on track to commence by October this year.
This service is in line with the recommendations of the Department of Health report on the provision of surgical terminations in Tasmania.
Also, the provider has stated an intention to give other service providers and GPs detailed information on the new service well before commencement.
The Patient Transport and Travel Assistance Scheme will be available for intrastate travel to the service and the Department will also provide increased funding to Prescribed Health Services, and Pregnancy Counselling and Support Tasmania, to ensure longstanding arrangements to support women continue.

Michael Ferguson, Minister for Health