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RACGP welcomes incoming South Australian Government


Paul Hayes


21/03/2018 2:10:06 PM

The Chair of RACGP SA&NT has welcomed the incoming South Australian Government and is optimistic about its stated health policies.

Incoming state Premier Steven Marshall outlined his key health policies in the SA Liberal Party’s ‘Better Prevention – A Healthy South Australia’. Image: AAP
Incoming state Premier Steven Marshall outlined his key health policies in the SA Liberal Party’s ‘Better Prevention – A Healthy South Australia’. Image: AAP

‘I would like to congratulate Steven Marshall for winning the South Australian election,’ Dr Zakaria Baig told newsGP. ‘The Marshall Liberal Government has outlined a number of key health policies for the state, including increased investment in cancer services, preventive care, and palliative care support. I have noted many policies related to general practice, such as real-time prescription monitoring, of which the RACGP is very supportive.
 
‘RACGP SA&NT is keen to work with the Liberal Government on health matters to deliver quality healthcare to South Australians. We have many common objectives and RACGP SA&NT would be happy to share its expertise, knowledge and resources to help the state government deliver its health policies.’
 
The incoming South Australian Government stated a number of health-related policies and investments in its Better Prevention – A Healthy South Australia prior to its victory in the 17 March election, including in areas such as:

  • palliative care
  • rural health
  • aged care
  • rural cancer services
  • family violence
  • prescription drug misuse
  • preventive medicine
  • re-opening the Repatriation General Hospital.
‘A Marshall Liberal Government will work to … [ensure] health services are provided where they are needed,’ incoming South Australian Steven Marshall said prior to the election.
 
RACGP SA&NT released a pre-election submission outlining a number of the college’s key strategies for investing in the health of people in South Australia. Email sant.faculty@racgp.org.au for more information about the submission.



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