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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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NRAH not even technically complete

Jan 19, 2017

The new Royal Adelaide Hospital is now officially one year behind schedule as we pass the anniversary of the ‘Technical Completion’ date of 19 January 2016.

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Port Augusta health checks

Jan 09, 2017

The State Liberals are calling for the Weatherill Government to establish a comprehensive health response to the fly ash crisis in Port Augusta as a matter of urgency.

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That’s not a hotline

Jan 09, 2017

The State Government’s so-called health hotline for residents of Port Augusta engulfed by fly ash pollution is a sham according to the State Liberals.

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Safework SA: Lyell McEwin ED unsafe!

Dec 12, 2016

Lyell McEwin Hospital’s Emergency Department is so overwhelmed and understaffed that SafeWork SA has taken the dramatic step of formally issuing safety notices against SA Health.

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Snelling’s Freudian slip on Women’s and Children’s

Dec 08, 2016

Health Minister Jack Snelling’s refusal to commit co-locating a new Women’s and Children’s Hospital with the new Royal Adelaide hospital is a sure sign the Weatherill Government is planning to break its promise to build a new Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

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Urgent action on safety needed after wake-up call

Dec 08, 2016

 An SA Health report has shown that, under Jack Snelling, SA Health’s leadership failed to protect patient safety, denied the problems and now lacks a sense of urgency in fixing them.

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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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