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Hon Stephen Wade MLC

Member of the Legislative Council

Shadow Minister for Health and Wellbeing

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 the health and wellbeing portfolio.

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

Latest Media Releases

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Who knew what and when about Oakden

Apr 28, 2017

The State Liberals are demanding Minister Vlahos and Minister Snelling open their office records to an independent forensic audit to uncover all the documentation relating to the Oakden scandal. 

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Repat has quality dementia facilities

Apr 26, 2017

The State Liberals today called on the Weatherill Government to stop the planned sale of the Repatriation General Hospital and retain its specialist dementia facility Ward 18 as a home for residents of Oakden. 

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nRAH crisis deepens as revolving door takes another leader

Apr 19, 2017

The new Royal Adelaide Hospital has lurched further into crisis as yet another key leader of the project, Len Richards, resigned yesterday.

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Even when nRAH is ready EPAS is not

Mar 20, 2017

The State Liberal have released a leaked internal SA Health document confirming patient safety will be compromised by the Weatherill Government’s troubled electronic patient record system (EPAS) when the new RAH finally opens.

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Transition plan critical to patient safety

Mar 07, 2017

 With Technical Completion of the new Royal Adelaide Hospital rumoured to be days away the State Liberals are calling on the Health Minister Jack Snelling to release his strategy for the move from the current RAH to the new RAH.

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NRAH winter opening will put patients at risk

Mar 02, 2017

With the new Royal Adelaide Hospital now unable to open before the start of winter the State Liberals are demanding that the Health Minister Jack Snelling rule out opening the hospital during the 2017 flu season. 

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The Great North Terrace Shuttle

Feb 24, 2017

Today’s opening of the $246 million Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences Building is a milestone in the life of the University of Adelaide and the health precinct.  

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Safety report for Lyell McEwin due today

Feb 23, 2017

 The State Liberals are concerned that the Lyell McEwin Hospital has not delivered sufficient improvement in conditions for patients and staff for two safety notices to be lifted by 5pm this afternoon.

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State Liberals welcome progress with medicinal cannabis

Feb 22, 2017

 State Liberals today applauded the Turnbull Government for delivering improved access to medicinal cannabis for people suffering a range of debilitating diseases.

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Waiting 40 hours for a hospital bed

Feb 21, 2017

The State Liberals have released data showing that at 2.00pm yesterday 8 people had been stuck in the Royal Adelaide Hospital’s Emergency Department for more than 24 hours and some have been waiting more than 40 hours for a bed.

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