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Judicial inquiry into SA Health

The State Liberals are demanding that the Health Minister Jack Snelling establish a broad ranging judicial inquiry into the whole of SA Health following a series of profound failures of practice and policy. 

“The latest scandal concerning SA Pathology is just the latest in a string of deeply concerning scandals involving SA Health patients, clinicians and bureaucrats,” said Shadow Minister for Health Stephen Wade.

“Nothing short of a full judicial inquiry into this latest prostate cancer bungle, the chemotherapy dosage scandal and the breach of patient records will be satisfactory.

“Each of these gross breaches of quality health care must be forensically examined to shine a light on how SA Health should be reformed to stop similar breaches in the future.

“The raft of problems engulfing SA Health indicate that the governance and culture of the organisation has been corrupted.

“An independent judicial inquiry examining each of problem areas will provide a better understanding of why SA Health repeatedly fails so many patients within the public health system.

“It is no longer credible for Minister Snelling to tell us he is angry about yet another failure of the Department for which he is responsible.

“Minister Snelling needs to address the root causes of the repeated failures of SA Health to deliver quality and accountable public health services.”