Site confirmed for Launceston hospice


The Rockliff Liberal Government has a 2030 Strong Plan for Tasmania’s Future and is taking action on the issues affecting Tasmanians right now.

The Minister for Health, Guy Barnett, has confirmed the site for a new state-of-the-art $20 million hospice in Launceston.

"I'm pleased to announce that after a careful selection process, the new hospice will be located at the current Allambi building at 33-39 Howick Street," said Minister Barnett.

"The Allambi building is already state government-owned, and will mean we can now begin work to deliver the minimum 10-bed hospice and hospice respite care facility. "

Friends of Northern Hospice spokesperson, Barbara Baker, welcomed the announcement that the group's preferred location, the Allambi building, will host this vital service.

"We've been campaigning vigorously for this site and this is a significant step towards improving end-of-life care in our region,” Ms Baker said.

The development follows the Rockliff Liberal Government’s recently-announced partnership with Flinders University to offer $540,000 in scholarships for healthcare workers to study a Certificate in palliative care or Specialist Certificate in palliative care.

“The Tasmanian Liberal Government has a 2030 Strong Plan for Tasmania’s future, and by investing in further hospice facilities, more Tasmanians can access the right care, at the right place, at the right time,” said Minister Barnett.