Health pledge – Labor commits $2.1m to dialysis

FUNDING INJECTION: Mount Gambier Hospital Renal Unit manager Nebu Mathew celebrates news today the State Government has pledged $2.1m to redevelop the cramped and inadequate facility. Picture: SANDRA MORELLO

THE State Government has announced a major election sweetener by pledging a $2.1m redevelopment of Mount Gambier Hospital’s cramped renal dialysis unit should they win the March state election.

Health Minister Peter Malinauskas will visit the hospital today to make the long-awaited commitment amid ongoing community pressure.

The renal unit – described as the worst in the state by specialists – will


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