Legislative Council: Tuesday, June 27, 2023


Whyalla Hospital and Health Service

The Hon. L.A. HENDERSON (15:17): Supplementary question: can the minister advise what the average drive or commute time will be for expectant mothers in order to receive services and care, now that they can't access it closer to home?

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries) (15:17): Each woman's circumstances will be unique to her, of course, depending on the complexity of the birth—

The Hon. L.A. Henderson interjecting:


The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN: —and whether complications or similar are expected. That will inform the decisions around what is the most appropriate place for her to give birth, and obviously that will affect the travel times.