Changes to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Transforming Health is about ensuring South Australians get the best-quality healthcare system.
The South Australian Government has consulted with doctors and surgeons, nurses and midwives and allied and scientific health professionals across the state to explore the best ways to improve our system.
Community needs have changed and there have been major advances in treatments and technology, so we need to change our health system so that it can provide consistent, quality care in the future.
For the western suburbs, Transforming Health’s proposed changes to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) and St Margaret’s Rehabilitation Hospital. While no final decision have been taken, I would like to provide further information to the community.
I want to be clear that the emergency department of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital will be kept open under Transforming Health.
There will also be new investments into the hospital to make it a centre of excellence for elective surgery, rehabilitation and mental health services for elderly patients.
The South Australian Government will be investing $20 million to build and upgrade facilities including building a new rehabilitation space and new therapy pool.
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital will also provide increased services for brain injury and stroke rehabilitation and will be developing a dedicated bone fractures unit.
This means more services, and better services, for our community at the QEH.
If you would like a copy of the Transforming Health in the western suburbs information brochure please contact my office.