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Open hearing on Oakden

The harrowing and courageous testimony of the family members of former Oakden patients to a Senate Committee yesterday highlights why ICAC hearings into the operation of the disgraced facility should be conducted in public.

Government must fast track Chest Clinic move

The State Liberals have called on the Weatherill Government to fast track the relocation of the isolated Chest Clinic to the new Royal Adelaide Hospital to better support people with cystic fibrosis and other respiratory conditions.

Repat’s end a dark day for South Australia

Today is a dark day for South Australia as the Weatherill Labor Government breaks its promise to the people of this State to “never, ever” close the Repat.

Liberals will keep the Repat pool open

If elected in March 2018, a Marshall Liberal Government will retain the Repat site as a health precinct which will include maintaining the hydrotherapy pool as a vital rehabilitation service for thousands of patients in southern Adelaide.

The day that should have “never ever” come

Today is a double day of shame as the shut down of the Repatriation General Hospital begins.

Repat desperately needed for severe dementia patients

A recent SA Health document reveals that South Australia is heading for a catastrophic shortage of beds for elderly patients with mental health issues and severe dementia and demonstrates the desperate need for Ward 18 at the Repat to be kept as a mental health facility.

Minister’s silence on the latest Oakden scandal

Health Minister Peter Malinauskas’ refusal to deal with the findings of the Carnell Review into Aged Care facilities is a stunning abdication of responsibility for the treatment of vulnerable SouthAustralians at the disgraced Oakden facility.

Liberals to secure hydrotherapy services

In a key commitment to health services in Murray Bridge, the State Liberals today announced that they will ensure the heated pool and spa at the Murray Bridge Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital remain open and operational if elected in March 2018.

Action on Cardiac Services at TQEH

The State Liberals today announced a $6.5 million investment to secure cardiac services at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

New Minister but ‘Demolition as Usual’ for Repat

Health Minister Peter Malinauskas has made it clear that he is as reckless as Jack Snelling as he bulldozes ahead with the closure of the Repat Hospital.