$149.2m OVER 2 YEARS
HEALTH - PROTECTING SOUTH AUSTRALIANS FROM COVID-19
Extends South Australia’s successful measures to protect the community from COVID-19, including increased resourcing for SA Health’s Communicable Diseases Control Branch contact tracing capacity, continuing a state control centre and emergency information call centre, supporting SA Pathology’s increased testing capacity and operation of South Australia’s robust medi-hotel quarantine system.
$98.9m OVER 5 YEARS
Managing the state’s response to COVID-19, including costs relating to border patrols, medi-hotel security, cross border travel authorisations and compliance activities.
Funding includes 168 additional Protective Security Officers to support the operation of medi-hotels and employment of SES volunteers for broader COVID-19 related activities.
Additional funding takes total support for SAPOL response operations in 2020-21 to $64.4m.
COVID-19 VACCINE ROLL-OUT
$86.1m OVER 2 YEARS
Roll out of COVID-19 vaccines in state government facilities. Partnering with the Commonwealth Government, this funding will ensure access to COVID-19 vaccines at state government COVID-19 clinics. The state run clinics will complement general practitioners and other Commonwealth funded services to administer COVID-19 vaccines to the people of South Australia effectively. Current estimates are based on the state’s original agreement with the Commonwealth Government that state run facilities would deliver around 40 per cent of the vaccinations. If state run facilities vaccinate a greater proportion of the eligible population, then the costs may be higher.
ELECTIVE SURGERY - ADDITIONAL RESOURCES TO ADDRESS COVID-19 BACKLOG
$20m IN 2021-22
Additional elective surgery and colonoscopy procedures. This initiative builds on the government’s investments in elective surgery and seeks to reduce the COVID-19 induced waiting lists.