Schools will continue to shut down for at least 24 hours when a student tests positive to COVID, once the borders open in a month and the virus enters South Australia, the Education Department has confirmed.
South Australia will open its borders to all states and territories after reaching its 80 per cent vaccination target on the predicted date of November 23 – but most restrictions will remain in place until the state hits 90 per cent vaccination.
Labor has promised to build five new technical colleges across South Australia if elected in March to address “chronic skills shortages” and lift school completion rates, declaring “not every kid has the ambition to go to university and nor should they”.
EXCLUSIVE: After revealing a great-grandfather died from inhaling vomit after waiting hours for an ambulance, InDaily has learned an aged care resident deteriorated and died after going into cardiac arrest as staff repeatedly called for help and performed CPR during a 90-minute wait for paramedics to arrive.
EXCLUSIVE: The State Coroner will investigate the death of an 89-year-old man who waited hours for an ambulance, with his son – a nurse – believing he would still be alive if help didn’t take so long to arrive.
Childhood cancer patients are having treatment postponed and safety is being put at risk “every day” because of “chronic” understaffing at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, senior nurses have told a parliamentary committee in damning secret evidence now made public.
Vulnerable mental health patients are now waiting an average of more than 20 hours in the Royal Adelaide Hospital emergency department for a bed, with a sharp increase across the system in those languishing for 24 hours or more – which even the Health Minister describes as “unacceptable”, InDaily can reveal.