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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
Email stephen.wade@parliament.sa.gov.au
Website www.stephenwade.com.au

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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Adelaide Emergency Departments Flatlining

Dec 02, 2016

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare data shows patients wait longer in Adelaide’s Emergency Departments than in comparable hospitals around the country and that in the critical urgent category waiting times got longer in the QEH, Women’s and Children’s and Flinders.

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Transforming Health by budget cuts

Dec 01, 2016

Today’s Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) report into elective surgery in South Australia’s public hospital system has laid bare the real agenda of the Weatherill Government’s controversial Transforming Health program.

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nRAH misses 3rd opening date

Dec 01, 2016

 Today, the becalmed new Royal Adelaide Hospital (nRAH) project has missed yet another scheduled opening day with the passing of December 1st, the opening date built in to the 2016-17 State Budget.

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nRAH legal quagmire

Nov 30, 2016

The State Liberals are concerned at the potential risks to taxpayers from the rising tide of litigation engulfing the new Royal Adelaide Hospital (nRAH).

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Liberals support calls to deploy new weapons against HIV

Nov 30, 2016

 The State Liberals are backing calls for PrEP, a new weapon against HIV, to be made available to South Australians and accuse the Weatherill Labor Government of dragging the chain on the issue.

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Time to end blackout on Flinders generator failure

Nov 28, 2016

The State Liberals are calling on the Health Minister Jack Snelling to release the report into the failure of the back-up generator at Flinders Medical Centre (FMC) during the state-wide blackout on the 28th of September.

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Glenside is the wrong place for Ward 17

Nov 10, 2016

The State Liberals have re-affirmed their opposition to moving the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Unit for Veterans from the General Repatriation Hospital at Daw Park to Glenside.

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EPAS disaster long in the tooth

Nov 09, 2016

 The State Liberals have attacked claims by Health Minister Jack Snelling that the failure of the Weatherill Government’s electronic patient record system (EPAS) is simply ‘teething problems’.

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Three strikes for Lyell McEwin patient care

Nov 03, 2016

 A leaked SA Health report looking at the performance of the Northern Adelaide Local Health Network has assessed there is a high risk of patient harm due to insufficient resources at the Lyell McEwin Hospital (LMH) Intensive Care Unit.

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Anniversary of another broken promise on health

Oct 26, 2016

 On the 3rd anniversary of the Weatherill Government’s promise to build a new Women’s and Children’s Hospital the State Liberals are demanding that Health Minister Jack Snelling provides an update on the status of project.

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