25 July 2023

RACGP welcomes new Tasmanian Health Minister

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has welcomed the announcement of Minister Guy Barnett as Tasmania's new Minister for Health. 

Minister Barnett was named as the new Health Minister when Tasmanian Premier Jeremy Rockliff announced his new Cabinet early this week, after relinquishing the role himself to focus on “driving economic growth”.

RACGP Tasmania Chair Dr Tim Jackson welcomed the new Health Minister.

“I want to congratulate our new Health Minister Guy Barnett on his appointment, and I’m looking forward to meeting with him soon,” he said.

“Tassie is a great place to live, but we do have health challenges. Our population is older, and we have high rates of chronic disease, and because our population is spread out, many people also face challenges accessing care.

“Minister Barnett has already reached out to our team and I’m pleased that he is passionate about health. I look forward to working with him to keep improving access to care, and getting enough GPs in every community, because this is crucial.”

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