The Consumers health forum have released an insightful blog post titled ‘What I wish I knew when I was a new Consumer Rep’. The blog post amalgamates the advice from experienced consumer repsentatives to provide useful advice to consumer representatives who are starting out on the path. You can read the full article here.
Adelaide PHN 2015 - 2016 Annual Report has been released. You can view the full report below.
Evidence over anecdote needed in health
The CHF has released a media statement in response to the reports that the Australia Bureau of Statistics is considering cutting its patient experience survey. You can read the full release here.
A Payments System for the 21st Century
The CHF has welcomed the announcement of the development of a new digital payment system for health and aged care payments. You can read the full release here
Step in the Right Direction on Private Health Costs.
The CHF welcomes the announcement of cuts to the cost of medical devices as a welcomed first step towards containing costs of private health insurance. You can read the full release here.
The October update from the South Australian Mental Health Commission has been released. It includes details on how to provide your feedback on the development of the next Mental Health plan for South Australia. You can read the full update here.
The latest video blog update from Professor Dorothy Keefe P.S.M is now available. The blog includes updates on the new Noarlunga Hospital Day Surgery Unit, construction of two new operating theatres at Noarlunga Hospital, the recently opened SA Ambulance Station on beach road and Noarlunga Hospitals Renal Dialysis Unit. You can view the video here.
Wednesday, 23 November 2016
15 – 28 October 2016
The Every Generation Festival hosts over 250 community events across South Australia. Now in its 49th year, the COTA SA Every Generation Festival is the state’s largest, annual arts and community festival for older South Australians. You can find the full program of events and more information about the festival here.
Thursday, 27 October 2016
Drug and Alcohol Services SA (DASSA) and the SA Network of Drug and Alcohol Services (SANDAS) are running a forum for people who are past or current clients of the drug and alcohol treatment services outlined below, or support persons of clients who have attended these treatments:
• Alcohol and other drug assessments
• Withdrawal management services
• Psycho-social interventions such as counselling
• Residential and non-residential rehabilitation
• Medication-assisted treatments
They are seeking to better understand what you consider are the desired outcomes of drug and alcohol treatment and to get your advice on how they should be measuring treatment outcomes.
Wednesday, 23 November 2016
The Prostate living well after treatment forum is hosted by the Prostate Cancer Health Outcomes Research Unit (UniSA) in partnership with the South Australian Prostate Cancer Clinical Outcomes Collaborative. This event is directed toward members of the general public and will focus on available supports for men with prostate cancer and their families. You can find out more and register online here or phone (08) 8302 2609. The full event flyer is available below.
Thursday, 3 November 2016
This full day Stroke Research Forum is hosted by the Peter Couche Foundation and supported by SAHMRI and the three universities, Adelaide, UniSA and Flinders.