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Greens call for thank you payments for health care workers

22 June 2022

The SA Greens have renewed calls for thank you payments for healthcare workers, as new modelling reveals COVID cases are about to spike in the state and the hospital system is coming under increased pressure.

“We know that our hospital system is at breaking point and things are only going to get worse in the months ahead. We need to not only retain healthcare workers but also recruit new workers,” said Greens Health Spokesperson, Robert Simms MLC.

“The Malinauskas Government should follow the lead of Victoria and NSW and provide a $3,000 thank you payment to healthcare workers. This would be a simple gesture from the government that would send a positive message. It really is the least the government can do given the nightmare unfolding in our state’s hospitals.”