Health 'crisis' forum held in Launceston

Tasmanian Patient Health Group's Jim Franke
Tasmanian Patient Health Group's Jim Franke

The Tasmanian Patient Health Group is holding a public forum in Launceston on Thursday.

Group spokesman and Royal Hobart Hospital cancer patient Jim Franke said the “health crisis forum” would hear from medical professionals and patients.

“It’s open to anyone from the public who wants to come,” Mr Franke said.

The group was formed last month to speak out about what it said were “systemic issues” within Tasmanian hospitals. It was launched at a Labor press conference in April.

The public forum will be held at 91 Paterson Street on the first floor at 6pm on Thursday.