What's the future for Gumeracha ED?

Published on 27 April 2023

After community effort (and media pressure!) the government finally revealed Gumeracha Soldiers District Memorial Hospital out of hours care would commence on May 29 - just a few months after the expected start date in late March.

After a temporary closure of the emergency department due to Covid-19 this new model for out of hours care was largely driven by the community and is certainly a positive step. 

Ultimately though, we need to attract and retain frontline health workers so that reopening the ED can remain a future option, and that’s why we’re calling on the Labor Government to come to the table and offer incentives like other states are for their health workforce.

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