This week's state budget will include $196.4 million over the next four years to bring down Tasmania's elective surgery waiting list.
The government in this year's election campaign committed $120 million towards an extra 22,300 surgeries and endoscopies in its $156.4 million elective surgery package.
Health Minister Jeremy Rockliff said the budget would include an extra $40 million on that figure for an additional 7000 surgeries.
He said the total allocation of $196.4 million would support the government's recently released four-year elective surgery plan.
"By committing additional funding over a four-year period, we are enabling a longer term approach to be taken to the planning and management of elective surgery," Mr Rockliff said.
"More than 180 staff across the state are expected to support this increase in volume, including more than 112 nurses, 10 doctors and 16 allied health staff, as well as more than 40 hospital support staff."
He said the refurbishment of Launceston General Hospital's 28-bed medical ward on Ward 3D would support the plan and short stay surgical unit beds would be opened for seven days.
There are 11,284 patients on the elective surgery waiting list.
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