Labor has promised the South Australian people a new hospital in Mount Barker.
Mount Barker is located in the Adelaide Hills and is the seat of Kavel, a crucial seat to form Government in the upcoming election.
The seat is currently held by formal Liberal and now independent Dan Cregan.
The new health facility would include 102 beds, which is a whole 68 more than the current facility. Mount Barker has seen a drastic increase in population over the last phew years and residents have been pleading for better health facilities.
Mental health has also been on a high agenda for locals, with Covid-19 exasperating mental health problems, the new facility would include a mental health unit. Rehabilitation, obstetrics and palliative services would also be available at the facility.
”If the population is set to grow from 37,000 approaching 60,000 in short time, we have to invest in infrastructure thats required to invest into the community” opposition leader Peter Malinauskas said.
Premier Steven Marshall Said “they are just throwing money around like confetti”.
”It’s money we do not have in South Australia. People should be worried about the billions and billions and billions of dollars Peter Malinauskas is promising ahead of the election” he added.
Mr Cregan ,currently in the seat, can be one of several crossbenchers who form a minority government, and Adelaide Hills voters have already shown they are willing to support candidates outside of the major parties.
“I’ve said from day one we are asking the people for a majority Liberal goernment,” Mr Marshall said.
Both Premier Marshall and Mr Malinauskas would not rule out doing a deal with the Mount Gambier MP post March 19 election.