The State Liberals have committed $20 million to the restoration of critical services and surgical capacity at the Modbury Hospital as a first step to undoing the damage inflicted on the hospital by Labor’s budget cuts.
“I am determined that Modbury Hospital is properly supported to be the primary hospital for the local community,” said State Liberal Leader Steven Marshall.
“A Marshall Liberal Government will establish a four bed High Dependency Unit at Modbury Hospital to enable the return of more complex surgical cases to the downgraded hospital.
“The heart of the Liberal policy is the restoration of first-class health services for the local community.
“The return of a High Dependency Unit will reduce the risk to patients undergoing treatment at Modbury and enable a wider range of surgical procedures to be performed at the hospital.
“This investment will support the reintroduction of emergency surgery at Modbury Hospital and support clinicians in responding to emergencies, both within the Emergency Department and elsewhere in the Hospital.
“A High Dependency Unit will restore the local community’s confidence in attending Modbury’s Emergency Department and reduce the incidence of people needing to travel to the Lyell McEwin Hospital in an emergency.
“Minutes matter in medical emergencies and strengthening the capacity of the Modbury Emergency Department will be a great relief to the local community.
“When you’re in need of urgent medical treatment your local hospital should be the first port of call.
“Restoring surgical capacity at Modbury Hospital will ease the enormous pressure on the Lyell McEwin Hospital and Adelaide’s wider hospital network that Labor’s Transforming Health budget cuts have produced.
“The injection of additional resources into Modbury Hospital will allow surgical inpatients to stay longer at Modbury Hospital to support their recovery.”