Jay’s health cut hypocrisy

Premier Jay Weatherill ran a fear campaign during the federal election about claimed cuts under a Coalition Government. Just one day after this scare campaign finished, Mr Weatherill announced cuts to jobs and beds at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital and the closure of the Modbury Hospital paediatric ward. “It is the height of hypocrisy…

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Snelling backflips on Keith Hospital funding

In an extraordinary backflip, Health Minister Snelling is now offering Keith Hospital total grant funding of $1 million per year just three years after the Labor Government decided to cut funding by $370,000 per year. Shadow Health Minister Rob Lucas said the Labor Government’s handling of Keith Hospital’s funding had been an unmitigated disaster. “The…

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NRAH is a ‘Fiscal Vacuum Cleaner’

Shadow Minister for Health Rob Lucas said today that the new Royal Adelaide Hospital (NRAH) was like a ‘fiscal vacuum cleaner’, sucking virtually every last dollar out of the health budget to the detriment of other projects. “It is already apparent that the $400 million a year from 2016 just for the non-clinical costs of…

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Another Health Financial Scandal Brewing

Shadow Minister for Health, Rob Lucas, said today that another major financial scandal was brewing in SA Health over the $400 million plus EPAS (Enterprise Patient Administration System) IT project. It is now clear Minister Snelling is desperate to keep a ‘lid on’ this looming scandal until after the March 2014 election. Mr Snelling was…

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Weatherill to cut nursing jobs

The Weatherill Labor Government’s budget cuts have now extended to cutting nursing jobs. “This is yet another broken promise by Mr Weatherill, who has always said he would not cut ‘front line’ positions such as nurses, doctors, teachers and police,” said Shadow Health Minister Rob Lucas. “Information originally provided by a source within SA Health…

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