A healthcare system in crisis

Friday 08 December 2023

WATCH: Peter Malinauskas promised to ‘fix ramping’ but instead it's skyrocketed to be the worst in SA history.

On top of this there have been explosive claims made this week by SA doctors’ union President Dr David Pope that multiple patients may have died inside ED waiting rooms because clinicians are being ‘intimidated’ into treating ambulance arrivals ahead of more urgent cases to make ambulance ramping appear better.

We are pleased the Government has listened to our calls for an independent investigation into the claims, but Dr Pope believes these intimidation tactics are a ‘political decision’, which leaves us wondering if this alleged scandal spreads all the way to the top?

We’re demanding that Chris Picton step aside as Health Minister until South Australians can be confident he’s played no role whatsoever in these scandalous allegations.