Labor has released a statement saying it will invest $10 million for an upgrade in the Kangaroo Island’s hospital at Kingscote.
They said in a statement:
“The investment will be a significant contribution towards the realisation of the KI Health Advisory Council’s master plan for the hospital and health care on the island.
“Labor can make these investments because it is scrapping Steven Marshall’s $662 million inner-city basketball stadium and instead investing the money in health, including in excess of $100 million in country health.
“Too often, people living on KI have been at the end of the queue when it comes to access to testing and vaccinations.
“This follows Labor’s commitment of significant funding towards hospital upgrades and health service expansion across the Limestone Coast, Upper Spencer Gulf and Fleurieu Peninsula announced over the past week.”
SA Labor Leader Peter Malinauskas said people on Kangaroo Island need and deserve high quality health care.
“Labor can make this significant investment in health care on the island because we are scrapping Steven Marshall‘s $662 million inner-city basketball stadium.”
Member for Mawson Leon Bignell said the $10 million injection would be a huge boost for the hospital on Kangaroo Island.
“I want to congratulate Darren Keenan and the KI Health Advisory Council for the work they have done in recent years,” he said.
“After surveying the people of Kangaroo Island they have come up with a master plan to improve the hospital and health care on the island.
“As well as providing money for infrastructure upgrades at the hospital we are also aware of a shortage of doctors on the island including those who can perform obstetrics.”