Adelaide’s new Lord Mayor Jane Lomax-Smith is taken to hospital after collapsing


New mayor of a major Aussie city dramatically collapses at a business event and is taken to hospital

  • New Adelaide Lord Mayor Jane Lomax-Smith collapses at business event
  • She was taken away in an ambulance on Thursday after the dramatic incident
  • Dr Lomax-Smith only took over the reins of the city’s council last month 

A newly appointed mayor has been taken to hospital after collapsing at a major business event. 

New Adelaide Lord Mayor Jane Lomax-Smith was taken away in an ambulance from the Property Council of Australia Christmas event on Thursday, just weeks into her new role.

Dr Lomax-Smith wasn’t able to walk and was being held by other people before falling to the ground, The Advertiser understands. 

There is no other detail as yet on what caused the incident at the Adelaide Convention Centre or on Dr Lomax-Smith’s current condition. 

Lord Mayor Jane Lomax-Smith (pictured) took over the reins at the Adelaide City Council last month, vowing to restore trust in the council after years of turmoil

Dr Lomax-Smith took over the reins at the Adelaide City Council last month, vowing to restore trust in the council after years of turmoil. 

She took over the reins at the Adelaide City Council last month, vowing to restore trust in the council after years of turmoil. 

She said she wanted to ramp up the city’s economy, fill up office space and protect parklands in the face of a ‘major challenge’ facing the organisation. 

‘I think the next council’s major challenge will be reasserting its credibility in the reputation of the council,’ she told the Advertiser last month. 

The Adelaide City Council has been contacted by Daily Mail Australia. 

More to come.

Dr Lomax-Smith was whisked away in Adelaide on Thursday after the alarming incident, just weeks into her new role

Dr Lomax-Smith was whisked away in Adelaide on Thursday after the alarming incident, just weeks into her new role 

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