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March 2017: New RAH Update

The March edition of the RAH Update is now available. It includes a look at ‘Technical Completion’ and what that means. You can view and download the update below.

March 2017: RAH Update

CHF: Local communities crying out for more action on mental health, not more reviews.

The Consumers Health Forum of Australia have released a media statement calling for more responsive community health services which embrace mental health services designed with consumers, not more reviews. You can read the statement here.

CHF Blog post: After the Colloquium: Connecting Consumers.

The purpose of the colloquium, organised by the Consumers Health Forum of Australia, Mental Health Australia and the National Rural Health Alliance, was to provide the opportunity for consumers, particularly emerging advocates, to join a day of talking and listening about strengthening the role of the consumer in shaping health care. You can read more about the colloquium on their latest blog post here.

Lynch Syndrome Australia Report released

Lynch Syndrome Australia has released Lynch syndrome: Australia’s untold health story, a report that calls for a number of important recommendations to improve diagnosis, risk management and support. It draws on the findings of a world-first study of the lived experience of people with Lynch syndrome and outlines responses from the 251 Australian participants. You can find out more and download the report here.

 

First look inside the new Royal Adelaide Hospital

The new Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) has achieved Technical Completion, a significant milestone in the delivery of SA’s world-class new hospital. Over the last five years, the new Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) has taken shape over the Adelaide CBD skyline and now is your chance to take a first look inside. The virtual tour shows you through a range of key areas including the Emergency Department, patient bedrooms, the main public entrance on level 3 and car parking facilities. the new RAH will set a benchmark for hospitals of the future and continue the long and proud tradition of providing the best possible care for all South Australians. You can view the video here.


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Events

Mental Health Forum

Wednesday 10 May 2017

HCA is hosting a forum to inform consumers about what the SA Mental Health Commission is doing, and what changes are taking place in mental health service provision. The forum is a follow up to the Mental Health Forum hosted by HCA in January 2016, where consumer feedback was sought about what consumers wanted from a Mental Health Commission. The 2017 forum will be held at HCA and will feature guest speakers Chris Burns, SA Mental Health Commissioner and Aaron Groves, Chief Psychiatrist. There will also be a stakeholder panel. You can register and find out more here

2017 Public Health Week

Monday 3 –  Friday 7 April 2017

The theme for Public Health Week 2017, ‘Step Up. Be Healthy’ focuses on the physical as well as metaphorical steps that we can take as policy makers, Councils, communities and individuals, to build a healthier community for all South Australians. You can view the full list of events being held during Public Health Week here.

Focus group: Health Star Rating draft resources

Tuesday 11 April 2017

1.30pm – 3pm

SA Health is developing some new consumer information resources about the Health Star Rating (HSR) System. HCA has been invited to host a consumer focus group to provide feedback on three resources. The focus group will be held at HCA and light refreshments will be provided. Consumers will be reimbursed for their time. You can find out more and register here.

 

Preoperative assessment for elective surgery workshop

Tuesday 4 April 2017

The aim of the Preoperative assessment for elective surgery workshop is to develop a consistent, standardised approach to care. The workshop will be held between 2pm – 4pm at the Pavilion on the park. To register or find out more, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Living well with pain: Consumer Symposium

Sunday 9 April 2017

1pm – 5pm University of Adelaide

PainAustralia in collaboration with South Australian healthcare consumer organisations is hosting the annual Living Well with Pain Consumer Symposium in conjunction with the Australian Pain Society’s Annual Scientific Conference. The symposium will bring the issue of pain management to the forefront for health professionals, consumers and other stakeholders in South Australia. If you live with pain or have an interest in in this area of medicine, you can find out more and register to attend online here. The full flyer is available below.

Flyer: Living well with pain


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