Yorketown Hospital is facing serious cuts, following SA Health’s decision to stop general surgery, gynaecology and urology services at the hospital.
The decision would mean locals would have to travel up to 2 hours to Wallaroo to receive these services, in potentially life threatening situations.
Member for Goyder, Steven Griffiths is fighting against the cuts, and spoke to Flow FM about the situation.
According to Mr Griffiths, he was provided with no official explanation about why cuts were being made.
Although SA Health Minister Jack Snelling confirmed the decision to cut surgery procedures in Yorketown has been postponed, MP Griffiths is not convinced the decision will be lasting.
Mr Griffiths has called a public meeting on April 20 to discuss the issue, and potentially work out a strategy to save the surgery procedures.
He explained to Flow FM what outcomes he would like to see.
Health SA has not provided any official response at this time.
Mr Griffiths believes it is vital for all sides of politics to work together to ensure the future of Yorketown, and all our regional hospitals.
Image Source – Steven Griffiths MP website