Reactivating the Repat Update: Master Plan Revealed

27 Feb 2019 communityhealthnews
Reactivating the Repat Update: Master Plan Revealed

The Liberal Party provided South Australians with a clear, strong alternative to Labor’s betrayal to close and sell the Repatriation General Hospital, affectionally known as the Repat.

I worked hard, alongside the community, in the lead up to the election and have since continued to host regular community forums to keep the community up to date on our commitments regarding the Repat.

Following the March 2018 State Election, I have been working alongside my Federal and State colleagues to deliver on our promise of a reactivated Repat site, reversing the damage of Labor’s disastrous Transforming Health policy.

The Marshall Liberal Government have undertaken comprehensive consultation with residents, community leaders, and key stakeholders to ensure that the final plans for the site reflect the needs of the community as they now stand.

As a result of months of consultation and discussion, the final masterplan has now been revealed. You can view the masterplan here.

The State and Federal Government recently have announced a $70 million funding agreement to revitalise the Repat site, including:

  • State of the art brain and spinal rehabilitation unit
  • Specialised facility including 18 beds to care for our most vulnerable South Australians suffering extreme behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia
  • Fully equipped gymnasium for brain and spinal patients and athletes
  • An 8 bed specialised Dementia Care Unit
  • A ‘town square’ in the heart of the Repat to create a community hub and outdoor space for patients.

The Federal Government have committed $30 million towards our new State-wide brain and spinal rehabilitation unit, including a new 26 bed inpatient facility.

The Marshall Liberal Government have further committed $40 million to the precinct, to fund the operation of key dementia services at the site.

This is a huge win for our community, and one that will directly influence South Australia’s future health system. I am proud to have been a part of this amazing process, and acknowledge those who gave up their time to campaign alongside me to see the site reactivated and renewed. 

To learn more about the next steps and the continuing process to reactivate the Repat, please click here. 

Hear my thoughts on the masterplan and process so far: