SA minister 'Crazy John' Hill blasted for mobile phone splurge

Liberal shadow health minister Martin Hamilton-Smith yesterday released opposition figures indicating that funding for the 10,042 mobile phones, as well as 101 approved credit cards and 83 parking spaces paid for by the state totalled around $15 million per year.

“It is true that a large number of staff are on call to support our health system, which works on a 24 hour schedule, but surely many of these phones are in the hands of administrators, managers and non-clinical staff,” said Mr Hamilton-Smith.

“There must