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Ambulance services in SA – what’s new?

SA Ambulance Service is the main provider of ambulance services in South Australia, receiving more than 400,000 calls each year. Services are being improved under Transforming Health, with new ambulance stations and extra frontline staff. Consumers are encouraged to review their ambulance cover, as recent changes have occurred in levels and pricings of cover. You can find out more below. 

Ambulance service information

New asthma app launched

Kiss myAsthma is a brand new app created by and for young people, together with Asthma experts at the University of Sydney and Asthma Australia. With Kiss myAsthma you can track your symptoms, access your action plan, learn about asthma and set goals to make change. You can find out more here.  

CHF: Budget 2017 policy webinar

Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) have published their 2017 budget policy webinar, held last Tuesday 16 May 2017. CEO Leanne Wells and Policy Manager Jo Root spoke and answered questions over an hour about the impacts on Australia's health care system and CHF's position on them. You can watch the webinar here, slides from the webinar are available here.

National Palliative Care Week

This week is National Palliative Care Week (NPCW). The theme for this year’s awareness campaign is you matter, your care matters. Palliative care can make a difference. Palliative Care South Australia has launched a Dying to Talk – Rural tour which will be facilitated by people experienced in end-of-life matters. You can find out more about the tour here.


A new model of care trialled at Lyell McEwin Hospital

Consumer input has informed the successful trial of a new model of care for after-hours senior clinical cover at Lyell McEwin Hospital. Benefits arising from this pilot include more readily available support for junior clinical staff overnight, improved communication between doctors and nurses, and ultimately, better patient care. You can read comments from a consumer participant on the Steering Committee, and find more information below. 

A new model of care trialled at Lyell McEwin Hospital

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Men’s Health Week: COTA event

Wednesday 14 June 2017

As part of men’s health week 2017, COTA is hosting a forum for older men. The forum will embrace this year’s men’s health week theme, Healthy Body Healthy Mind: Keeping the Balance. Participants will hear from expert speakers about the latest developments in men’s health, and there will be an opportunity for a free health check-up. For more information or to RSVP email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 8232 0422

Future Developments in Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Sector Forum

Thursday 15 June 2017

The South Australian Network of Drug and Alcohol Services is hosting a sector forum on the future developments in AOD. The new DASSA funded Treatment Framework Project will be launched during the forum. You can find out more and register here.

2017 Australian Palliative Care Conference

Wednesday 6 – Friday 8 September 2017

The biennial Australian Palliative Care Conference will be held in Adelaide, and is open to anyone who is interested in quality palliative care at the end of life. The conference theme is ‘Connection with Community’. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with clinicians, researchers, allied health practitioners, educators, carers and others who have a passion for palliative care. You can find out more and the conference and registration here.

7th International Carers Conference

Wednesday 4 – Friday 6 October 2017

Carers Australia will host the 7th International Carers Conference in Adelaide. The conference aims to re-imagine caring into the future, providing a catalyst for innovation and collaboration; sharing improvements in the way support is delivered to unpaid carers, care-recipients their families, networks and communities. The Conference will bring together key stakeholders across a broad range of community and business sectors: policy-makers, community leaders, business leaders, researchers, grassroots advocates, practitioners, consumers and carers. You can find out more and register here.

Disability Access and Inclusion Consultation

Thursday 15 June 2017

The Department for Communities and Social Inclusion is hosting a Disability Access and Inclusion Consultation. They would like to hear about your experiences, including what is working and not working in your community, and about initiatives and models that could be used to improve the participation of South Australians with disability. You can find out more and register to attend here.

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