Media releases

New digital age for Tasmanian referrals to streamline healthcare communication

Blurry scans, time-draining phone calls, and valuable patient information lost to ‘fax heaven’ – they’re just some of the pitfalls being avoided thanks to a new electronic referral trial project that’s gaining traction in Tasmania.  Primary Health Tasmania – Tasmania’s PHN – is leading the collaboration with the Tasmanian Department of Health and Tasmanian Health Service, which aims to build an eReferral system for…

Around 100 Tasmanian pharmacists to be offered advanced suicide prevention training

Around 100 pharmacists from the approximately 160 community pharmacies registered within Tasmania will be offered the chance to strengthen their suicide prevention skills as part of a new partnership between Primary Health Tasmania and the Black Dog Institute. The training project is supported by The Pharmaceutical Society Australia, the Pharmacy Guild of Australia and Curtin…

Mental health training boost for Tasmania’s residential aged care facility staff

A new statewide training drive will help people working in Tasmanian aged care facilities identify and support residents at risk of declining mental health. Primary Health Tasmania (Tasmania PHN) announced today it had selected national not-for-profit organisation STEPS Group to deliver more than 70 training sessions to residential aged care facility staff across the state,…

Mental health support boost for young north west Tasmanians

Young Tasmanians living in the state’s north west are a step closer to having greater access to free mental health support — and their very own headspace centre — with the unveiling of a provider to deliver newly expanded local services. Primary Health Tasmania (Tasmania PHN) has selected Cornerstone Youth Services to expand the existing…

First step taken towards a statewide eReferral system for Tasmania

Primary Health Tasmania has chosen digital health innovators HealthLink and HealthCare Software to help Tasmania’s health sector take its first steps towards a streamlined, statewide electronic referral system. Primary Health Tasmania – Tasmania’s PHN – is working in close partnership with the Tasmanian Department of Health and Tasmanian Health Service to build an eReferral system…

New framework to support young Tasmanians living with chronic conditions

A new resource designed to ensure young Tasmanians living with chronic conditions experience a safe and supportive move from child to adult health services is now available for patients, carers and health professionals across the state. The Moving on Up framework aims to provide health professionals, parents, carers and patients with easy-to-follow guidelines for a…