More Beds, Doctors,
Nurses, Ambulance
Staff and Bigger
Hospitals

More Beds, Doctors,
Nurses, Ambulance
Staff and Bigger
Hospitals

The Marshall Liberal Government is delivering the long-term solutions required to fix Labor’s ramping legacy and ensure all South Australians can access the healthcare they need, closer to home.

What we've done

The Marshall Liberal Government got started on undoing the damage of Labor’s Transforming Health experiment and fixing South Australia’s health system on day one.

We tore up Labor’s contract to sell off the Repat and started expanding and upgrading hospitals across the state.

We are now investing a record annual $7.85 billion in our health system and our upgrades to The Queen Elizabeth, Modbury, Noarlunga, and Flinders hospitals are either completed or nearing completion. Flinders Emergency Department is now the biggest in the state and we have planned and designed a new $1.95 billion Women’s and Children’s Hospital, with construction expected to begin in late 2022.

South Australia has more doctors, more nurses and more ambulance officers than ever before in the state’s history. In fact, in 2022 total health staffing is more than 2,500 higher than mid-2018 levels.

Our spending per capita on ambulance services is the second highest in the nation, we have increased beds in our hospitals and emergency departments and we have invested in programs that enable more people, where appropriate, to be treated in their homes and communities rather than in emergency departments.

Importantly, we delivered on our promise to re-activate the Repat.

We are getting on with the job of delivering the long-term solutions required to fix Labor’s ramping legacy and ensure all South Australians can access the healthcare they need, closer to home.

What we'll do

A re-elected Marshall Liberal Government will deliver more beds, bigger emergency departments and more mental health services as part of a $500 million commitment to further expand our health system.

This includes 48 extra beds at Lyell McEwin Hospital, expanding the Noarlunga Hospital Emergency Department, a new 24-bed unit at the Repat and a new 16-bed dementia facility at Modbury Hospital.

What it means for you

  • There are more beds in our hospitals looked after by more staff
  • Our upgraded hospitals and health facilities are fit for purpose and world class
  • You and your loved ones can get the healthcare you need, closer to home

Policy snapshot

  • We got started on undoing the damage of Labor’s Transforming Health experiment and fixing South Australia’s health system on day one.
  • We re-activated the Repat and are expanding/upgrading hospitals and emergency departments across the state.
  • There are more doctors, nurses and ambulance offices than ever before
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The Marshall Liberal Government is delivering the long-term solutions required to fix Labor’s ramping legacy and ensure all South Australians can access the healthcare they need, closer to home.

The Marshall Liberal Government is delivering the long-term solutions required to fix Labor’s ramping legacy and ensure all South Australians can access the healthcare they need, closer to home.