ICAC completes report into SA Health

SA ICAC Commissioner Bruce Lander has handed a report into SA Health to the attorney-general

South Australia's corruption watchdog has completed a report on the administration and delivery of the state's public health services after raising concerns about the troubled department.

Independent Commission Against Corruption chief Bruce Lander has presented his report to Attorney-General Vickie Chapman.

"If the attorney-general approves, the report may be tabled next week, the last parliamentary sitting week of 2019, otherwise it will not be tabled until 2020," Mr Lander said in a statement on Friday.

Earlier this year, Mr Lander raised concerns he had about maladministration within SA Health.

He said he was aware of inappropriate arrangements between the department and clinicians and between the department and other suppliers and contractors.

"We know what the problems are, we just find it frustrating that in the course of our investigations to find that we cannot identify, with the necessary precision, the arrangements that were entered into between health and its employees," Mr Lander said in October.

"Record-keeping within health is so bad and the arrangements are so vague that you can't precisely say what the arrangements were or should have been and it's very difficult to identify corruption."

SA Health has been in the spotlight in recent years both for operational concerns with overcrowding at hospital emergency departments and because of continual budget blowouts.

Ms Chapman said Mr Lander's report would be a matter for Health Minister Stephen Wade to deal with.

"We'll discuss that early next week," she said.