Legislative Council: Tuesday, September 06, 2022


Covid-Ready Hospital Network

16 The Hon. S.G. WADE ().6 July 2022).

1. What was the number, location and type of beds which were part of the almost 400 beds planned by the Marshall government to help make the South Australian hospital network COVID-Ready?

2. How many were operating by the time of the change of government on 19 March 2022 and where are these beds?

3. How many have become operational since 19 March and where are these beds?

4. How many which have not become operational are not intended to be made operational?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector): The Minister for Health and Wellbeing has advised:

Questions in relation to work undertaken by the Marshall government should be referred to the former Minister for Health and Wellbeing. It is the determination of the Malinauskas government that the hospital network was not COVID-19 ready when the former government opened the borders.

Since 19 March, over 200 beds have been opened across the system.