Emergency waiting times

South Australia’s major hospitals are amongst the worst performing in the nation when it comes to treating patients in their Emergency Departments within the required period of time. “Figures released today by the National Health Performance Authority show South Australia has the worst Emergency Department performance in Australia and is going backwards when compared to…

Gazzola drops the p word

The Weatherill Labor Government’s deep divisions are again on display with former President of the Legislative Council John Gazzola labelling current President Russell Wortley a parasite and calling on him to resign. “Sir, normally I would congratulate you on becoming the President of the Legislative Council. Given the circumstances and by the mere fact that…

Hoisted with his own petard

Health Minister Jack Snelling’s scare campaign about the impact of possible reductions in Federal health funding only serves to highlight the jobs the Weatherill Government is currently cutting from SA Health, and announced last year. In his release today regarding recommendations of the Commission of Audit Minister Snelling said: while the (State) Government had no…

Weatherill must recommit to FMC upgrade

Shadow Health Minister Rob Lucas has called on Premier Weatherill to recommit to his Labor Government’s redevelopment of the Flinders Medical Centre (FMC) before the release of the State Budget in June. During the recent state election, the Weatherill Labor Government committed $117.5 million to redevelop the Flinders Medical Centre, which included building two new…