Parliamentary Inquiry into country health

A Parliamentary Inquiry that will help determine the future delivery of health services in regional South Australia is now open for submissions from all members of the public.

Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP, is strongly encouraging individuals and organisations to make a submission.

“In my capacity as a country and outback MP I introduced a motion into Parliament to establish an inquiry into the delivery of Regional Health Services and this inquiry has been referred to the Parliament’s Social Development Committee.

“This inquiry provides an important opportunity for people to inform the Parliament of their views regarding the way the state government delivers health services in regional South Australia including the range of services available, where they are provided and any changes that have been made or should be made.”

Submissions close on Friday, 24 June 2016 and they can be made on any aspect of health services in regional areas. The committee’s terms of reference outline some specific areas of interest, but the last reference “any other relevant matters” means that all issues raised must be considered by the committee.

“If you have knowledge to contribute which will help to retain and improve the delivery of health care in your area, please make a submission – for the benefit of your community!”

To make a written submission or to register an interest in presenting oral evidence to the Committee, mail the Secretary to the Social Development Committee, GPO Box 572 Adelaide 5001 or email to sdc@parliament.sa.gov.au.

For more information, including the terms of reference, phone (08) 8237 9416 or visit www.parliament.sa.gov.au/sdc.