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Tasmania Health Department annual report 2019/20 shows increase in surgery, ED and ambulance wait times

Jessica Willard
Updated October 15 2020 - 8:26pm, first published 4:30pm
Health Minister Sarah Courtney acknowledged it had been one of the most challenging years in recent history.
Health Minister Sarah Courtney acknowledged it had been one of the most challenging years in recent history.

The impact of COVID-19 on the state's health system has been laid bare with a new report confirming Tasmanians are waiting longer for ambulances, in emergency departments and for surgeries.

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Jessica Willard

Jessica Willard

Senior Journalist and Health Reporter

Being a health reporter to me is about more than just reporting the problems. It's about asking why they are happening in the first place and what needs to change to fix it.

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