01 Jun 2017
Hansard, House of assembly, 31 May 2017
Mr GRIFFITHS (Goyder) (15:28 :32 ): I rise today to talk about one of my favourite subjects, Yorketown Hospital. I acknowledge that, while I was unable to be here yesterday, being unwell, a petition regarding Yorketown Hospital, signed by 2,049 people, was presented in my name. To all those people, and indeed all those who sought others out to sign the petition and to show their support for Yorketown Hospital and its surgical procedures, I say thank you. For the benefit of Hansard, I will repeat the words of the petition:
The Petition of the undersigned residents of South Australia respectfully expresses their strong opposition to the State Government's plan to withdraw surgical services from Yorketown Hospital. Your petitioners therefore request that your Honourable House will call on the State Government to:  maintain the current range of surgical services at Yorketown Hospital;  upgrade and properly maintain the infrastructure of Yorketown Hospital to support the continuation of current services; and  direct Country Health SA to engage the community of Southern Yorke Peninsula in the planning of its health services before decisions are made, not after.