Barossa hospital business case progress

The business case for a new Barossa hospital is progressing, as promised by the Marshall Liberal Government prior to this year’s state election.

Member for Schubert Stephan Knoll recently wrote to Minister for Health and Wellbeing Stephen Wade requesting an update on the pre-election commitment.

“The Barossa hospital remains at the top of my wish list for the Schubert electorate, just as I know many constituents regard it to be one of our biggest issues,” Mr Knoll said.

“Minister Wade said he has asked Country Health SA Local Health Network to consider options to progress a business case.

“This will explore options for consolidation of health services in the Barossa region into one hub that complies with contemporary health and facility standards.”

The Barossa hospital business case will include:

  • development and evaluation of service model options
  • identification of service relationships with other service providers and hospitals
  • preparation of service plans for the operation of the identified service model
  • determination of specific requirements to support the proposed service model.

Mr Knoll said he looked forward to addressing the growing need for better health services in the Barossa.

“This need has become increasingly evident across the more than two decades during which this facility has been discussed, especially as the region’s population has continued to rise.

“Our local health facilities have not had any major investment for decades and I am optimistic that with the Marshall Liberal Government at the helm, we can deliver a favourable result for the people of the Barossa.”