Repat hospital surgery capabilities

26 November 2020

Mr DULUK: I refer to Budget Paper 4, Volume 3, page 16, row three, Repatriation Health Precinct Reactivation. Minister, how much funding in this year's budget has been allocated to surgery services at the Repat? What is the time frame for surgery to return to the Repat precinct? Have any preferred private providers been identified for the project, or has SA Health had any difficulties in sourcing preferred surgery providers for the Repat site?

The Hon. S.G. WADE: A preferred surgery partner has been identified for the Repat site, and discussions are going on between the preferred provider and the Department for Health and Wellbeing on the appropriate workload and mix.

Mr DULUK: How much has been allocated to surgery services in this year's budget for the Repat?

The Hon. S.G. WADE: It is very much linked to those discussions. The primary source of the funding is from within the current allocations of the networks.