A REPORT has been completed into the suitability of a Break O'Day Council lot for construction of a proposed new St Helens hospital.
Break O'Day Mayor Sarah Schmerl said the report was investigating a 3.8-hectare council-owned block closer to the centre of the town.
``The state government arranged for that lot to be assessed for suitability for a hospital,'' Cr Schmerl said.
``That report has come back but I am yet to read it. ``We are next in line for a hospital replacement, now we're just waiting for that to go through the budget system.''
A state government spokesman yesterday said it intended to continue working with the council regarding the potential construction.
``This is a significant project and, like all such projects, must go through relevant budget processes. That work is continuing,'' the spokesman said.
Opposition health spokesman Jeremy Rockliff said the Liberals announced a plan to invest an additional $76 million into health.
``We will be having more to say about health during the campaign,'' Mr Rockliff said.
The construction of a new hospital for the town was estimated by Tasmanian Health Organisation North chief executive John Kirwan to cost from $10 million to $12 million.