Renal failure – Minister visits cramped unit

FIRST-HAND LOOK: Limestone Coast-based Legislative Council Labor candidate Clare Scriven and new Health Minister Peter Malinauskas with long-term renal dialysis patient Tracey Brooks. Picture: SANDRA MORELLO

THE state’s new health minister will not commit to funding the $2m redevelopment of the Mount Gambier Hospital’s renal dialysis unit, despite an emotional plea by a renal dialysis patient.

Health Minister Peter Malinauskas yesterday toured the cramped renal unit with Country Health SA officials, which was his first visit to the hospital in the new role.



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