Health Minister has survived the first no-confidence motion of the new Parliament through the support of the government’s numbers.
The move came after a report was leaked which showed the health service was underfunded by $289.1 million over three years.
The release of the report by RDME Consulting, which the government had three months before this year’s budget was released, had been refused after a Right To Information request.
The report used information from another report to the government from KPMG which showed a structural deficit of $96.4 million in 2015-16 and $100 million in 2016-17.
This equated to collective deficit $289.1 million in Labor’s final year of government and Liberals’ first two years.
It said the structural deficit could only be addressed by increased funding, increased efficiencies or decreased activity.
The report said health spending increased by 1.7 per cent a year even though service demand grew at a rate of between 3 or 4 per cent annually.
It said the Treasury Department had rejected accurate demand projections.
"Given the future demand projections, the government will face a major task to hold its growth rate in health expenditure to its recent historic levels or levels shown in the forward estimates," it said.
"Persistent deficits in the (Tasmanian Health Service) and its predecessor organisations have resulted in ad-hoc attempts at intra-year cost reduction with an over-reliance on reduction in headcount as a saving strategy."
The report said Tasmania's share of GST receipts towards health funding was significantly lower than other states.
It said health funding has not increased in line with an increased amount of GST benefits coming to the state.
Ms White said the government’s decision to ignore the advice showed they didn’t like the findings of both reports.
“They’re trying to refute everything they have been given as advice,” she said.
Health Minister Michael Ferguson said the report failed to account for budgetary contributions this financial year and in 2017-18.
He said the health budget received $465 million a year more now than when Liberals came to government in 2014.
“This government has opened 120 beds in the time we have been in office; we have employed 630 additional staff,” Mr Ferguson said.
Greens health spokeswoman Rosalie Woodruff said the government had failed to accept the reality of increasing demand for health services and had starved medical professionals of resources for patient care.