Investing in Noarlunga Hospital

What we’ll do

A Marshall Liberal Government will upgrade Noarlunga Hospital to reduce the need for hospital transfers and give locals access to better health care closer to home.

Specifically, we will:

  • establish a 12-bed acute medical ward, with the capacity to expand to 15 beds as demand requires
  • reassess the range of services delivered across the southern region with the aim of increasing access to low and medium
  • complex health services at the Noarlunga site which could include cataract surgery, palliative care and more colonoscopies
  • establish a new Women’s and Children’s Health Hub in the Noarlunga Hospital and precinct

We will also assess the feasibility of basing a southern community midwifery service at Noarlunga.

Our commitment to Noarlunga Hospital is part of a strategic re-investment in the hospitals that bore the brunt of Labor’s savage Transforming Health cuts – Noarlunga, The Queen Elizabeth and Modbury Hospitals.

Why we’re doing it

We are committed to undoing the damage inflicted on local hospitals by Labor’s disastrous Transforming Health policy as part of our wider plan to restore vital hospital services across Adelaide.

Establishing an acute medical ward will extend the time that people can stay at Noarlunga and allow a broader range or patients to access procedures. It will also enable clinicians to treat more of the people who present to its Emergency Department, meaning less expensive ambulance transfers to other hospitals.