Govt to review hospital security after doctor allegedly stabbed

A 17-year-old has been charged with multiple counts of assault
Australian Associated Press
North West Regional Hospital, Burnie. Photo: Tasmanian Department of Health website.

An ED specialist is improving after he was critically wounded in an alleged stabbing attack at a regional hospital, the Tasmanian premier says.

The doctor was treated by his ED colleagues in the immediate aftermath, before he was airlifted to Royal Hobart Hospital from the North West Regional Hospital in Burnie.