A Marshall Liberal Government will undo the damage of Labor’s Transforming Health cuts at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH) by strengthening the hospital as a key cardiac centre with a focus on the common acute and chronic cardiac conditions of an ageing population.
This will be part of a $270 million upgrade to TQEH to be delivered by a Marshall Liberal Government.
We will establish state-wide planning of cardiac services which will enable TQEH to play its part in the delivery of quality, safe cardiac services.
This will include ensuring the TQEH has the capacity to deal with cardiac emergencies 24/7.
The population of western Adelaide is one of the most elderly on mainland Australia which means treatment of heart disease will increasingly be a high priority in the area.
Yet as part of its Transforming Health cuts, the Weatherill Government drove a major downgrade of TQEH cardiac services.
We are committed to ensuring accessible, quality health services for South Australians through strong, cooperative relationships between the main metropolitan hospitals and other hospitals.
That’s why we are committed to strengthening services at TQEH.