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YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS: After many years of advocacy in the mental heath field it has been a privilege to be appointed the Premier's Advocate for Suicide Prevention. Unfortunately, over the long period I have worked in that area I have seen the devastating impact suicide and attempted suicide can have on families and loved ones, and it is particularly tragic when it involves a young person. Will the minister update the council on youth suicide prevention initiatives?

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EATING DISORDER TREATMENT SERVICES

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS: In my work as the Premier's Advocate for Suicide Prevention, I have seen firsthand some of the tragic effects of mental illness, often going unsupported or unrecognised because of the stigma still unfortunately attached to it in some quarters. Will the minister update the council on efforts to assist those suffering from eating disorders?

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CENTRAL ADELIADE LOCAL HEALTH NETWORK

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins: My question is directed to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing. Will the minister update the council on services in the Central Adelaide Local Health Network?

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HEALTH SERVICES

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (16:04): My question is directed to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing. Will the minister update the council on the government's achievements in health and wellbeing over the last 12 months?

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MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS: I have been working with professionals and advocates in the mental health field now for many years. As the Premier's Advocate for Suicide Prevention, I have appreciated the opportunity to strengthen these relationships and contribute to better mental health outcomes. One strong lesson I have learned is the important difference that each individual can make. Will the minister update the council on mental health support programs?

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HOSPITAL DEMAND

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS: During my Address in Reply last year I spoke about the current government's approach to health services, and how different it was from that of the previousgovernment. Yesterday in this place the minister mentioned a stark difference in views on ambulance ramping. Will the minister update the council on initiatives to address hospital demand?

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THE QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS: As a member in a previous parliament's select committee on the future of The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, I have a long knowledge of TQEH, as I know other members in this place have through the Transforming Health select committee. Will the minister update the council on services at TQEH?

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PUBLIC HEALTH

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (14:51): My question is directed to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing. Will the minister update the council on pressures facing the public health system?

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COUNTRY HEALTH SERVICES

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (14:53): My question is directed to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing. Will the minister update the council on health services in country South Australia?

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MENINGOCOCCAL B STRAIN VACCINATION

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (15:15): My question is directed to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing. Will the minister update the council on the progress of the meningococcal B vaccination program?

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