Clinical Planning Taskforce

The planning of health services must be informed by clinical expertise.  The Tasmanian Government has recognised this need by establishing a Clinical Planning Taskforce (the Taskforce) to deliver on the Government’s commitment to lead planning for the next stage of the RHH precinct.

The Taskforce is an advisory body to the Secretary and provides a vehicle to formalise clinical advice to support Tasmanian health system planning.

The Taskforce was initially tasked with planning for:

  • The models of care and clinical planning for the new hospital beds
  • The potential future uses for the J-Block Inpatient building, and
  • Updating the Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH) Masterplan, to guide the next stage of the RHH health precinct.

In mid-2018 the scope of Taskforce was extended to include advising on broader capital and strategic planning for projects of significance to the Tasmanian health system, for example the Launceston General Hospital (LGH) masterplan and overseeing the development of a detailed plan for the delivery of health services in Tasmania.

The Taskforce will help us deliver an integrated and cohesive plan for Tasmania’s health system by aligning strategic planning for clinical services with capital and infrastructure investment and workforce requirements.

More information on the Taskforce can be found in: Clinical Planning Taskforce Terms of Reference

RHH Masterplan 2020-2050

In 2018 the Tasmanian Government directed the Taskforce to begin planning for the immediate future of the Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH) and for the next stage of the RHH health precinct, including the Repatriation Hospital Site.

The Taskforce was to provide advice to the Secretary in relation to:

  • Reviewing and updating the 2011 Masterplan to guide future stages of the RHH health precinct
  • The optimal future use of J-Block
  • Models of care and clinical planning for the 250 new beds, to be introduced in Southern Tasmania by 2024

On Tuesday 19 March 2019 the Minister for Health released the RHH Masterplan 2020-2050 and the Government has committed to progressing Stage 2.

The RHH Masterplan 2020-2050 provides an unprecedented opportunity to meet patient demand, expand clinical services and maximise the of our inner-city assets with the redevelopment of the RHH and the Repatriation Campus.

Click here to view the: RHH Masterplan 2020-2050 and Volume 1 and Volume 2 of the Silver Thomas Hanley reports.

The Taskforce will now embark on clinical service planning and broader stakeholder consultation that will identify the right clinical bed and service mix of future developments.

If you have any queries in relation to the work of the Taskforce, please email

Latest News

RHH Site Masterplan Review and Update – 2020-2050

Silver Thomas Hanley report  Volume 1

Silver Thomas Hanley report Volume 2 

(Please note if you require an alternative version of these reports please email

Clinical Planning Taskforce Governance

Taskforce Terms of Reference

Southern Reference Group Terms of Reference

Masterplan 2020 – 2050 Consultation Schedule