Petition to re-open the Strathalbyn Emergency Department

Member for Hammond, Adrian Pederick MP is calling on the State Government to re-open the emergency department at the Strathalbyn & District Health Service three years after its closure during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The Marshall Liberal Government made the decision to close the emergency department at the height of Covid-19 to protect the aged care residents that are co-located at the facility.

Mr Pederick says there is no reason for the emergency department to remain closed now that the pandemic has passed and vaccines are available.

"The closure was always meant to be a temporary measure while the state battled Covid-19. We never intended for the facility to remain closed, but it is now a decision that is in the hands of the Premier and Minister Picton," Mr Pederick explained.

To assist with this cause Mr Pederick has launched a petition requesting that the State Government immediately re-open the emergency department to its pre-Covid operating hours and provide the necessary workforce to operate the facility.

"Peter Malinauskas told us he would deliver 100 more doctors and 300 more nurses, so he needs to put his money where his mouth is and deliver on this pledge starting with Strathalbyn," Mr Pederick said.

If you would like to see the emergency department in Strathalbyn re-opened you can sign the petition at any of the following locations: 

You can also contact my office on (08) 8531 1676 or email me at [email protected] 

  • Commercial Hotel
  • Pestka's Bakery
  • Terminus Hotel
  • Hammer "n" Tongs 
  • Maidment's Meat Service 
  • Victoria Hotel
  • Strathalbyn Corner Bakery
  • Daish Irrigation and Fodder 
  • Jack's High Street Cafe and Bakery
  • Langhorne Creek General Store


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