News State Tasmania Hospital chief sacked … sort of
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Hospital chief sacked … sort of

Tasmania's Health Minister has revealed the ousted head of the Royal Hobart Hospital has reverted to a position that no longer exists.
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Tasmania’s Health Minister is seeking advice about the future of the ousted Royal Hobart Hospital boss Jane Holden.

Michael Ferguson has confirmed she has reverted to a position that no longer exists.

The Health Minister has this morning addressed the media about the sidelining of Jane Holden for the first time.

Michael Ferguson says within an hour of receiving a recommendation from the Southern Health Organisation Board to remove Ms Holden as head of the Royal, he acted on that advice.

He says Ms Holden reverted to the head of an organisation which was wound up two years ago.

“Michelle O’Byrne signed a five year contract for Ms Holden just two months before her organisation was due to no longer exist,” he said.

Mr Ferguson says he is seeking advice about the matter and could not say if Ms Holden would report for duty on Monday.

He says he will provide a full explanation about Ms Holden’s removal in time.

The Deputy Opposition Leader Michelle O’Byrne has been contacted for comment.