Legislative Council: Tuesday, June 27, 2023


Kangaroo Island Country Cabinet

The Hon. R.A. SIMMS (15:10): Supplementary: what action has the government taken in relation to the news revealed at country cabinet that a Kangaroo Island woman had spent five days fearing for her daughter's life after a ruptured appendix was wrongly diagnosed at the local hospital?

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries) (15:11): I thank the honourable member for his supplementary. Of course, I will get a detailed answer from the minister in the other place, but I do know that the Minister for Health had a conversation with her straight after the country cabinet forum and, of course, the chief executive of SA Health was also there.

That is one of the benefits of country cabinet, in that you have not only the ministers there, keen to listen to the issues that people raise, but also the chief executives of the departments so that they can also hear firsthand about the issues. It is one of the excellent ways that issues are resolved. But in terms of the details that have occurred since then, I will be happy to bring an answer back to the chamber.