NEW WOMEN'S AND CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
Delivering a new state of the art hospital with 500 treatment spaces, providing more bed capacity, more operating theatres, and a bigger emergency department. Overall, the hospital will provide for a 13 per cent increase in capacity from the current hospital, to cater for the needs of South Australian mothers and children for decades to come.
ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR HEALTH
$800m OVER 5 YEARS
The 2021-22 Budget provides significant additional funding to support health service delivery.
SA AMBULANCE SERVICE
$45.1m OVER 4 YEARS
Funds an additional 74 emergency operational staff for the South Australian Ambulance Service. Including an additional 24 staff for regional stations. $2m in 2021-22 is included to purchase additional ambulances and for fit-out works at ambulance stations to accommodate the additional crews. This initial investment by the government recognises the important work of our ambulance service, and the need to both invest in its capacity, whilst also pursuing sensible reforms to rostering and meal-break practices that will further support the effectiveness of the service.
MENINGOCOCCAL B IMMUNISATION PROGRAM
$18.8m OVER 4 YEARS
Continue the state funded Meningococcal B Immunisation program for South Australian babies and world first program for young people.
RESIDENTIAL AGED CARE ENTERPRISE SYSTEM - EXPANSION
$5.5m OVER 2 YEARS
This initiative provides for the roll-out of the electronic aged care enterprise management system to the remaining 25 regional sites and to increase the existing functionality of the system to include medication management accessed via mobile devices at the bedside, supports data entry at the point of care. This will improve the safety of care and administrative efficiency of the service.
MEDIC NURSES IN CUSTODIAL FACILITLIES PROGRAM
$2.7m in 2021-22
The program continues 24/7 nursing services to both detainees and police officers within four metropolitan police stations. It delivers an on-site treatment program, eliminating the significant time and staff resources typically involved with transporting and guarding detainees who would otherwise be taken to an emergency department.
NEW BAROSSA HOSPITAL - PLANNING AND LAND ACQUISITION
$1m IN 2021-22 AND $5m IN 2024-25
To complete a detailed business case, support the acquisition of suitable land and for early works to commence delivery of the new Barossa Hospital - a purpose built health care facility to meet projected population growth.