Health

COVID-19 puts EP into a spin

It is now three weeks since a shot was fired across the bow of the Eyre Peninsula community, a wake-up call if you like, in the current COVID-19 crisis.  As was reported at the time, a group of nearly 200 mostly EP grain-growers gathered at the Rambler clubrooms in Cummins on March 17 to discuss various port…

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Local cancer treatment

Last month I received a significant amount of correspondence about the absence of Oncotice treatment at Port Lincoln hospital. Oncotice treatment, which I was unfamiliar with until then, is the administration of Bacillus Calmette and Guerin (BCG), an immunotherapy drug used to treat some non-invasive bladder cancers. The treatment is considered Cancer Treatment, but also…

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Country health

Mr TRELOAR (Flinders) (16:15): I rise proudly today to talk about the initiatives in relation to country health, in particular, that were announced in yesterday’s budget. As we have seen all too clearly in recent times, attracting and retaining health professionals—particularly general practitioners, otherwise known as doctors—to our country towns is a challenge. Recently, I…

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Liberals to fill country health skill shortage

Health professionals and skilled volunteers will be recruited, trained and developed to address gaps in the health workforce in regional South Australia under a $20 million plan from the State Liberals. Member for Flinders said the Eyre Peninsula has faced continual challenges to recruit and retain resident specialists. “A Marshall Liberal Government will invest $20…

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Regional Health Services

  Mr TRELOAR (Flinders) (15:35): This week, in this place we have been debating the inquiry into regional health services, which was referred to the Social Development Committee as a result of a number of concerns raised following the implementation of the Health Care Act, the subsequent dismantling of hospital boards and the restructuring of…

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Flinders to benefit from Life Education funding injection

State Liberal Leader Steven Marshall’s commitment to provide a $1.2 million funding injection to Life Education will enable its popular and effective healthy lifestyle and drug prevention education programs to be substantially increased in regional South Australia. Life Education, known for its iconic mascot Healthy Harold the giraffe, has been delivering evidence-based healthy living and…

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Power outage highlights major problems

It was with great anticipation and excitement when, as a small boy, our family home was connected to the 240 Volt state-wide power grid. The arrival of electricity brought many changes to our daily lives. The ensuing 50 years saw technological advances, particularly in communications, that resulted in the world being connected in ways we…

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What the State Budget means to Flinders

We have heard much about this budget, which has been much spruiked by the government as a jobs budget but, of course, just because you call something by a name, it does not necessarily mean it is so. Unfortunately, South Australia is still coming in with the highest unemployment rate in the country at around…

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GPs needed for EP towns

The communities of Cleve, Elliston and Kimba have expressed concerns about the Mid-Eyre Medical Model and the current shortage of GPs across the three towns. “Quality primary health care is very important in country areas and unfortunately at the moment, these towns don’t have the GP services they require,” Member for Flinders Peter Treloar said….

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I submitted my PATS review, did you?

Complaints regarding the Patient Assistance Transport Scheme (PATS) make up a large portion of the constituent enquiries my Port Lincoln and Ceduna offices receive. It is after much reflection of these enquiries that I have submitted my review into the PATS Review Consultation Paper. I welcomed the chance to put forward the concerns of the people…

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