Previously, if Mount Gambier residents needed the services of an MRI machine, they would have to travel to a capital city or across the Victorian border to Warrnambool.
Across a number of years, local residents contacted my electorate office, raising serious complaints about the Mount Gambier Hospital’s Emergency Department.
Located on the Riddoch Highway, this Mount Gambier intersection had been rated as the ‘most dangerous intersection in rural South Australia’ by RAA.
In 2015, the State Government announced major cuts to palliative care funding, which was going to have a major impact on Limestone Coast residents.
Meningococcal is a rare but deadly disease, which often strikes without warning.
In the 2018 State Budget, it was announced funding of $2.1 million will be allocated to upgrade and expand the Mount Gambier hospital's renal dialysis unit.
In October, 2018, my Bill to ban the practice of fracking in the Limestone Coast for 10-years officially became law.
Major changes to the Patient Assistance Transport Scheme (PATS) have been announced by Minister for Health Stephen Wade, as a direct result of feedback from our public forum held in Mount Gambier in 2019.
I welcome the introduction of legislation by the Minister for Environment David Speirs, to ensure the future of the Glenelg River shacks.