Tasmanian health system's governance to be changed

The government will introduce legislation to reform management within the health system in the first week of Parliament next month.

Essentially, the bill will remove the Tasmanian Health Organisation’s governing council, at a saving of $525,000 a year, and its chief executive David Alcorn, who earns $500,000 a year.

Health Minister Michael Ferguson said responsibilities over the management of the service will go the Health Department.

”(The bill) creates a new act to bring our health system under a single point of accountability and repeals the Tasmanian Health Organisations Act 2011, better suited to a large state with multiple health bureaucracies,” he said.