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in South Australia

The Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) have released a media statement in response to a new report showing that public patients wait twice as long for elective surgery as private patients do in public hospitals. You can read the full statement here.

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HCA is recruiting a new Chief Executive

HCA is seeking a leader who is mission-focused and can drive change that benefits and responds to health consumer needs within South Australia and in the national context. You can find out more about the role, and the application process here. 

HCA is recruiting a Consumer Engagement Project Officer

HCA is seeking a talented Consumer Engagement Project Officer to work on a project with Northern Adelaide Local Health Network (NALHN) to develop a Consumer Engagement Strategy. This role is based at HCA’s offices in the Adelaide CBD, but will also spend time working from NALHN locations in Salisbury, Elizabeth and Modbury. This is a 0.8 FTE contract through to 31 December 2018. You can find out more here. 


Congratulations to HCA Board member Mark Diamond

The HCA Staff and Board would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Mark Diamond, member of the HCA Board, on his appointment to the position of Chief Executive Officer of the National Rural Health Alliance. We wish Mark all the very best in his new role. You can read more about Mark and his achievements here.

Launch of a new resource for South Australians struggling with alcohol and other drugs

A new website has been launched by the Community Partnership Program to assist people to access alcohol and other drug treatment services. provides individuals, families and health professionals with information about alcohol and other drug treatment options and support services that are available in South Australia. The site will assist people who are struggling, or caring for someone who is struggling with alcohol and other drugs to find necessary information about treatment services, and how to access them. You can visit the site here.


Improving stroke services for country South Australians

Country Health SA has developed a new Acute Stroke Model of Care to provide improved care for country stroke patients. This includes extending the hours of access to specialised treatment at the three country stroke services, located at Mount Gambier and Districts Health Service, Whyalla Hospital and Health Service, and Riverland General Hospital (Berri). During 2018, Country Health SA will implement the full Acute Stroke Model of Care. You can find out more below.

Improving stroke servces

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World Cancer Day: Community walk

Sunday 4 February 2018

The Flinders centre for innovation in cancer is hosting a community walk to raise awareness about World Cancer Day. You can stroll or brisk walk around the Flinders University lake, through the pine forest and down to Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer. There will be a light breakfast to follow. World Cancer Day 2018 is a day for our community to come together to show our commitment to making cancer a thing of the past. You can find out more and register to attend here.

SA Breakfast Forum

Thursday 8 February 2018

The Australasian College of Health Service Management will host a breakfast forum featuring guest speaker, Vickie Kaminski, Chief Executive of SA Health. The forum will outline the current state of SA Health and the future direction for 2018. You can find out more and register here.

Netfest 2018

Friday 16 February 2018

Netfest is South Australia's largest professional development and networking event for non-government youth sector workers. The day-long event brings together over a hundred dedicated youth sector workers, stakeholders and supporters from across the state to discuss ideas, projects and inspire best practice. Netfest includes both formal and informal networking, a keynote presentation, professional development session and an open forum. You can find out more and register here.

National Health Sector Women’s Leadership Summit

Thursday 8th March 2018

Melbourne, Australia

Women & Leadership Australia (WLA) is hosting a Summit which aims to contribute to the development of resolute and effective women leaders in the health sector. The summit will provide opportunities for skills development, expert advice and strategic industry-based networking. Tickets are available at the subsidised rate of $495 per person by entering code ANHS181 at the time of booking. You can find out more on the WLA website here.

Introduction to Consumer Advocacy Training

Are you thinking about becoming a consumer advocate or would you like to refresh your knowledge?

Our Introduction to Consumer Advocacy Training session will give you information on the role, challenges and benefits of being a consumer advocate.

The sessions are interactive and based on adult-learning principles. Participants receive reference materials and a certificate of attendance.

For more information see the attached flyer.

The upcoming training dates are:

  • Monday 5 February 2018
  • Wednesday 11 April 2018
  • Friday 22 June 2018
  • Tuesday 18 September 2018
  • Wednesday 14 November 2018

The training is held at the HCA offices at Level 1/12 Pirie Street Adelaide. You can register to attend online here. 

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