Victor Harbor Hospital To Close In April

February 21, 2024 5:05 pm in by

Victor Harbor’s Private Hospital is one of the latest regional community hospitals forced to close amid staffing and financial pressures.

Twelve months on from warning the community they needed to use or lose the facility, Chair Phil Goode has announced it has become obvious the facility’s future is not viable, announcing its closure on April 19.

A lack of GPs and funding constraints were outlined as the main reasons behind the closure.

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16 of the private hospital’s 18 beds will become general public beds, and the remaining two will be converted to renal dialysis units.

Local MP David Basham has warned that even with the transfer of beds, the hospital will struggle to keep up with the Fleurieu Peninsula’s rapidly growing population.

It comes as work on an eight-bed expansion to the hospital’s emergency department that expected to be completed last year, has not yet begun.