Barossa Hospital Business case

We are asking people living in the Barossa Valley and surrounding areas to help us plan the future of health services and how they are provided in the area.

What is being decided?

The State Government is committed to ensuring that the Barossa and surrounding community has the health services it needs now and into the future.

As part of that commitment the Government has provided funding for the development of a business case. The purpose of the business case is to investigate the need for and viability of a new hospital to provide health services in the Barossa.

The Barossa Hills Fleurieu Local Health Network (LHN), who deliver State Government health services locally, are leading the development of the business case.

A critical part of the development of the business case is the involvement of the communities of the Barossa and surrounding areas.  

How is this being done?

The first stage of the business case project is to develop an activity and service profile.

The activity and service profile will look at the types and capacity of health services needed in the region, set out the staffing and systems required, and consider key relationships with other hospitals and health services.  This will build on service planning from recent years.

As part of this important process, the Barossa Hills Fleurieu Local Health Network (LHN) is asking the community, partner organisations and health practitioners about what services best support health and wellbeing, which are going to be needed most in the future and what matters most to them about local health services.

This information will be added to what we already know about our current services (data) and what is known around the world as best practice (research) to develop the activity and service profile.

This stage will be completed by the end of 2019.

The second stage will be an in-depth look at how these services might be provided in better ways to meet the demands of a growing population as well as looking at the costs and benefits of a new hospital.  Different possibilities will be examined.

Information from both of these stages will inform the development of the Barossa Hospital Business Case in the first half of 2020.

When will this be happening?

We are engaging with our community, partners and important stakeholders throughout this process from October 2019 to early 2020.

The first part of this engagement will be happening through the YourSAy online consultation website. This is open to all members of the public.

There will also be open forum workshops held in the region and we invite you to attend (details below).

How will my input influence this project?

Your feedback will help to shape the service and activity profile and final business case.

The Barossa Hills Fleurieu Local Health Network (LHN) will be engaging with a range of stakeholders during the project including members of the community in the Barossa and surrounding areas, Health Advisory Councils, Barossa Hills Fleurieu LHN staff, local doctors, nurses and allied health professionals, nearby hospitals and health services, other service providers in the region, universities, local councils, potential partners and industrial bodies.

How can I get involved?

Survey closes 5pm Monday October 28 2019

  • Join the online discussion at the YourSAy website throughout this process
  • Attend an Open Forum workshop
    Nuriootpa Soldiers’ Memorial Hall

    Evening workshop: Wednesday 23 October 6pm - 8pm

    Daytime workshop: Thursday 24 Oct 12:30pm - 2:30pm

    Book via:
    Event Brite


  • Email
  • Phone: (08) 8563 8503
  • Mail: Barossa Hospital Business Case - Project Team
    c/- Angaston Hospital
    PO Box 270
    Angaston SA 5353

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