Author: Rhiana Whitson

An eight-year-old boy who suffered burns to 30 per cent of his body and the death of a new-born baby, highlight continuing child protection failures, Tasmania’s Opposition says. Read more: 'She heard him screaming': Tasmanian child services accused of failing boy found on fire Source: ABC News

In the past three years, the number of Hodgman Liberal Government media advisers has risen from five full-time positions to 10 and overall ministerial staff numbers have increased by 30 per cent, budget estimates hearings are told. Read more: 'Spending like drunken sailors': Tasmanian Labor takes aim at Liberals over staff hires, expenses Source: ABC […]

Tasmania’s health system is failing to meet the growing demand for emergency department care and is severely compromising patient safety, according to a scathing report handed down by the state’s auditor-general. Read more: Patient care 'severely compromised', damning report into hospitals finds Source: ABC News

As Tasmania deals with increasing demands on the health system, unions say it is “impossible to get positions filled” — but the Government denies there is a recruitment freeze. Read more: Health jobs 'impossible to fill' as hospitals deal with higher demand, union claims Source: ABC News

Royal Hobart Hospital patients will be left to wait in chairs or on a trolley in meeting rooms and corridors and given hand bells to call nurses in an effort to address overcrowding. Read more: Hospital patients to be put in waiting rooms and corridors with hand bell Source: ABC News

The teachers’ union is set to be the first public sector union to end the year-long stalemate with the Tasmanian Government over pay and conditions, after the executive unanimously endorsed a 7-per-cent pay rise over three years. Read more: Teachers' union endorses Government pay deal to end bitter wage dispute Source: ABC News

Paramedics write a scathing letter to Ambulance Tasmania, warning the “unmitigated crisis” at the Royal Hobart Hospital is causing them “widespread and undeniable psychological injury”. Read more: Paramedics in tears, 'considering self harm' over work conditions Source: ABC News

The Tasmanian Health Service weighs sending patients to a nursing home, as it scrambles to alleviate pressure on the Royal Hobart Hospital before flu season hits. Read more: 'We have used every bed available': Hospital buckles under flu season pressure Source: ABC News

A lockable fenced play area for teenagers with autism at a Hobart high school is “akin to Risdon jail’s freedom areas”, one parent says, with Tasmanian education authorities saying alterations are being considered. Read more: 'Taking away their humanity': School criticised over fenced area for students with autism Source: ABC News

Tasmanian doctors are concerned vital components of the troubled Royal Hobart Hospital redevelopment might not be in place for up to three decades. Read more: Hospital redevelopment review won't cure care problems, doctors say Source: ABC News

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