Upgrading Regional
Hospitals and
Investing in Regional
Healthcare

Upgrading Regional
Hospitals and
Investing in Regional
Healthcare

After 16 long years of Labor, South Australia's regional communities finally have a government that's listening, taking action and delivering better healthcare, closer to home.

What we said we'd do

Double the delivery of chemotherapy in regional South Australia, work to address the shortage of country health practitioners and clear the maintenance backlog at country hospitals.

What we've done

The Marshall Liberal Government has put an end to the neglect of regional healthcare that happened under the former Labor Government.

We are upgrading facilities and expanding services at regional hospitals including Murray Bridge, Victor Harbor and Yorketown. We are building a new Emergency Department at Mount Barker Hospital, undertaking a massive expansion of the Gawler Hospital Emergency Department and progressing a new Barossa Hospital.

We have expanded renal dialysis services at Mount Gambier and Ceduna Hospitals and we are clearing the capital works backlog at country hospitals left to us by years of Labor neglect.

There are now double the number of medium complexity country chemotherapy units with new units in Victor Harbor, the Riverland and Port Lincoln and we are implementing a Rural Medical Workforce Plan to ensure there are more country doctors. We've also introduced more flexible arrangements through the Patient Assistance Transport Scheme (PATS) for people who need to travel long distances for specialist medical treatment.

After 16 long years of Labor, South Australia's regional communities finally have a government that's listening, taking action and delivering better healthcare, closer to home.

What it means for you

  • You're less likely to need to travel to Adelaide to access healthcare and, if you do, there’s more assistance to help you do so
  • Growing regional communities will have better access to medical care and better hospitals
  • Healthcare in the regions is being future proofed for growing and ageing populations


Policy snapshot

  • We are expanding and upgrading regional hospitals and emergency departments.
  • We have expanded country cancer services.
  • We are addressing the shortage of country health practitioners.
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After 16 long years of Labor, South Australia's regional communities finally have a government that's listening, taking action and delivering better healthcare, closer to home.

After 16 long years of Labor, South Australia's regional communities finally have a government that's listening, taking action and delivering better healthcare, closer to home.