There are plans to stop the State Government’s plan to run Tasmania’s hospitals out of Hobart.
The Government has admitted it is leaning towards a centralised system, rather than the locally run hospitals preferred by the Federal Government.
Independent member for the Western Tiers Greg Hall says he will introduce a motion in the Upper House opposing the system.
He says there is a danger regional Tasmanians will miss out on health services under a centralised system.
“If the decision making is centralised in Hobart, the concern is that the services will be centralised, which means that a lot of people from the northern part of the state might then have to travel to Hobart for medical treatment, and I think that we always have to remember that Tasmania is a very decentralised state,” he said.
Mr Hall says he will oppose the plan.
“When Parliament sits again in budget week, I will move a notice of motion that if the current position is not reversed, then it ought to be reversed.”