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NORTHERN SUBURBS MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (14:57): Members of the council will know of my long support for people living with mental illness, my work as the Premier's Advocate for Suicide Prevention and also my involvement with the Playford and Salisbury suicide prevention networks, among many others. Will the minister update the council on the government's action with regard to mental health services in the northern suburbs?

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MODBURY HOSPITAL

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS: Having worked across the north-eastern suburbs throughout my time in this place, and before that, I am well aware of the deep connection that community has to the Modbury Hospital. I also acknowledge the strong affinity that residents of the northern Adelaide Hills and parts of the Murraylands region also have with the hospital. Will the minister update the council on the government's plans for the Modbury Hospital?

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FURTHER QUESTION: REPATRIATION GENERAL HOSPITAL

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (15:13): My question is directed to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing. Will the minister update the council on the recent steps the state government has taken as it continues to reactivate the Repat site?

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Health Services in Jamestown

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS: On 12 October, I was pleased to attend the launch of the Mid North Suicide Prevention Network in Jamestown. More than 200 people packed the local memorial hall on a Friday night for this event, which was hosted by Andrew Stacey, chair of the network, and compered by Adam Clay of the Office of the Chief Psychiatrist. It was a privilege to present the state government's cheque for $5,000 as an establishment grant, which accompanies the launch of all suicide prevention networks. The role of the Northern Areas Council and the initial contact with me by Mayor Denis Clark in 2016 in the establishment of the network should also be acknowledged. Will the minister update the council on other health services at Jamestown?

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Financial Performance in the South Australian Health Budget

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS: I have spoken a number of times in this place about the state's health services, particularly relating to mental health and suicide prevention, and have been pleased to learn from the minister in this place about the current government's investment in health in the recent budget. Will the minister update the council on the financial performance in the South Australian health budget?

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital Delivering Commitments

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (15:04): My question is directed to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing. Will the minister update the council on progress on delivering commitments on The Queen Elizabeth Hospital?

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Elective Surgery in South Australian Hospitals

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS: The minister assured the council earlier this week that there would be no cancellation of elective surgery today. Will the minister update the council on the management of elective surgery in South Australian hospitals?

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Hospital Management of South Australian Hospitals

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (14:48): My question is directed to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing. Will the minister update the council on the management of South Australian hospitals?

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Repatriation General Hospital

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (14:31): Thank you, sir. My question is to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing. Will the minister update the council on the state government's progress towards reactivating the Repat and the recent public consultation on the future of the Repat site?

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Strawberry Industry

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (14:40): My question is to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing. Will the minister update the council on the emerging national incident involving needles found in strawberries, and actions undertaken by the department and others to investigate and protect the public?

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