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Hon Stephen Wade MLC

Member of the Legislative Council

Shadow Minister for Health
Shadow Minister for Ageing
Shadow Minister for Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Shadow Minister for Suicide Prevention

Parliament House
Adelaide SA 5000

Telephone: (08) 8237 9563

Stephen Wade is a graduate in Law and Economics from the University of Adelaide.

He worked in corporate governance and on a range of Boards before being appointed to the Legislative Council as a Liberal Party member in May 2006

Stephen was Chair of Julia Farr Services Inc. (2003-2006), the largest disability service provider in South Australia, and was a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Stephen has served as a Shadow Minister since April 2007, and currently holds health, ageing and related portfolios.

Stephen lives in the Adelaide Hills and enjoys travel, bushwalking and movies.

Latest Media Releases

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Time for Labor to cut Transforming Health

Oct 19, 2016

The State Liberals have seized on the Auditor General’s finding that the Weatherill Government’s dangerous Transforming Health health cuts plan has not delivered a single dollar in savings to demand its termination.

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Lights on - nobody at home

Oct 10, 2016

This week, the $2.3 billion new Royal Adelaide Hospital reached a major milestone with the grant of a “certificate of occupancy” – a declaration that means it is ‘suitable for occupation’.

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Time for Weatherill to cut his losses in health

Sep 26, 2016

 The fact that almost two thirds of South Australians oppose the Weatherill Government’s dangerous and divisive Transforming Health program leaves the Premier no choice but to sack his hapless Health Minister Jack Snelling.

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Flinders ED overcrowding exposes Labor’s cuts

Sep 12, 2016

 Less than a week after the Weatherill Government announced 117 beds would close in our southern hospitals overcrowding at the Flinders Medical Centre emergency department has exposed the Labor Government’s “efficiency improvement” claims as spin to hide budget cuts.

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Deforming Health

Sep 08, 2016

 On World Physiotherapy Day, the State Liberals have highlighted the damage the Weatherill Government’s savage cuts to allied health staff will inflict on healthcare in South Australia and demanded the suspension of Transforming health.

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RAH bed cuts backflip

Sep 07, 2016

 The State Liberals have welcomed the Weatherill Government’s backflip on the closure of 35 beds at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and renewed calls for Transforming Health to be suspended and audit of its impact conducted.

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Nurses strike latest blow to Transforming Health

Sep 07, 2016

 The State Liberals say the gathering wave of industrial action leaves the Weatherill Government no option but to suspend Transforming Health and conduct an immediate audit of the impact of budget cuts.

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How many beds closed and staff shed under Transforming Health?

Sep 06, 2016

 The State Liberals are demanding that Health Minister Jack Snelling reveal how many hospital beds will be closed and how many jobs will be lost in Adelaide’s northern and central hospital network.

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Hospital staff shed as Transforming Health cuts bite

Sep 06, 2016

Cuts to the number of nurses and allied health professionals working in Adelaide’s southern hospital network is the latest disfigurement of health services under Transforming Health.

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nRAH court battle a ‘certainty’ to end badly

Sep 01, 2016

 Today’s Supreme Court hearing regarding the long delayed and massively over-budget new Royal Adelaide Hospital (nRAH) highlights just how poorly the project has been managed by the Weatherill Government.

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