Health services in Tasmania

Tasmania’s health services are accessible and high quality.

In 2007 the Tasmanian government budgeted record annual spending of $1.4 billion for health.

Find details on all aspects of health and human services in Tasmania from the department of health and human services website.

Hospitals in Tasmania

Major public teaching hospitals in Tasmania:

  • Royal Hobart Hospital

    Tasmania’s largest hospital with 501 beds, located in the Hobart city centre. The Royal Hobart Hospital has a reputation for high standards of research. Studies are being done with a view to rebuilding and substantially upgrading the hospital on a seven-hectare site between the Cenotaph and Macquarie Wharf.

  • Launceston General Hospital

    A 300-bed public hospital providing acute care facilities for residents of Launceston and the northern region of Tasmania.

    The Launceston General Hospital is being converted to natural gas in 2007. The conversion will provide substantial operational savings and will reduce air pollution.

  • North-West Regional Hospital

    A 160-bed public facility at Burnie, linked with the 96-bed Mersey Campus facility at Latrobe, near Devonport in north-west Tasmania.

Private hospitals in Tasmania:

  • Calvary Health Care Tasmania

    Catholic not-for-profit private hospital, with over 400 beds, providing acute, sub-acute and outpatient services. Five campuses covering northern and southern Tasmania.

Maternity hospitals & birthing centres:

  • The Bub Hub

    Links to Tasmanian maternity hospitals and midwife-managed birthing centres.

Mental health services in Tasmania

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An active lifestyle in Tasmania plus natural foods lead to healthy living.
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Ambulance service in Tasmania

The Tasmanian Ambulance Service provides a free service to Tasmanian residents. The only chargeable cases are those related to motor vehicle or workplace accidents where insurance arrangements cover costs. The Department of Veterans Affairs meets the cost of ambulance transport for veterans.

See related news stories:

Royal Hobart Hospital’s new emergency department.

New west coast district hospital opened in Queenstown.