Tuesday 21st September 2021 HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY Page 7200
The Hon. G.G. BROCK (Frome) (15:13): My question is to the minister representing the Minister for Health and Wellbeing. What would the minister tell Dean Marshall from Clare, who needs to have chemo treatment but is not able to have the treatment at Clare Hospital but would need to travel to Gawler to have the treatment after having to collect the medical items—that is, the tablets— at Clare Hospital prior to travelling to Gawler? With your leave, and that of the house, sir, I will explain a bit further.
The Hon. G.G. BROCK: Dean’s treatment was arranged by staff at the Royal Adelaide Hospital to be carried out at Clare Hospital but, upon arriving, he was advised that the tablets that were required were missing, and after several phone calls the tablets were found. However, Dean was then told to come back the next day, prior to having to then travel to Gawler with the tablets that he had to collect at Clare prior to going. He has now been advised that he will have to travel to Gawler each time for treatment and not to Clare Hospital.
The Hon. J.A.W. GARDNER (Morialta—Minister for Education) (15:14): I thank the member for the question. Obviously, for any individual case I encourage people to take very seriously the advice of their doctors. I wouldn’t propose to give them advice myself. That said, in the circumstances the member has outlined I think the member and members of the house would understand I am not familiar with the individual case and the circumstances there. I will seek advice from the minister and bring back further information for the member.