Saturday 1 September 2018
Feedback is sought on which health care services you would like to see on the revitalised Repatriation General Hospital site in Daw Park. The State Government will work with the community, clinicians and stakeholders to collectively determine the optimal use for the site. This event will provide an opportunity to engage in a series of in-depth conversations with a group of speakers. You can find out more here.
Closes: Friday 14 September 2018
Adelaide Primary Health Network (PHN) in partnership with Country SA PHN and SA Health is seeking to implement HealthPathways South Australia which aims to support consistent care and management of health conditions, and to improve the consumer journey through the health system. They would like to hear from consumers and carers about what was useful in managing chronic conditions, for potential inclusion in the HealthPathways South Australia portal. Feedback provided will also inform the Adelaide PHN and Country SA PHN about needs and gaps in support for consumers in managing their chronic condition. You can take the survey here.
The Australian Government is funding Pain Australia to develop a National Action Plan on Chronic Pain Management. The Plan is a step towards improving the quality of life for millions of Australians who live with chronic pain (daily pain that lasts three months or longer), and reducing the burden of pain which is increasingly impacting families, communities and the economy. The Plan will set out key priority areas and measures to improve access to, and knowledge of, best practice pain management in the next three to five years. Feedback is sought through an online survey and the results will be used in the development of a new National Action Plan. You can find out more and take the survey here.
The National Asthma Council Australia is reviewing the asthma action plan, which is a set of instructions to help people with asthma and their carers to recognise worsening asthma and provides instructions on how to respond. The Council is interested to find out who would use these plans, who would not, and why. Your feedback is invited through a short online survey (two minutes). You can find out more and take the survey here.
Closes: Thursday 6 September 2018
The final Oakden Response Report is now available. It provides a comprehensive record of the work undertaken by the Oakden Report Response Plan Oversight Committee, on which HCA was a member. The committee was established under recommendations outlined in the Oakden Report It is intended to provide a complete reference point for policy documents and guidelines created in response to the Oakden Report recommendations for use by SA Health staff and staff of partner organisations providing services to older people in South Australia. The document contains details of the work of the Committee and its subcommittees and complete copies of all relevant outputs. You can download the document below.
Monday 20 – Sunday 26 August 2018
Next week is Be Medicinewise Week. The theme this year is ''Our Families Matter'', so it’s important to make safe and wise decisions about medicines and health. No matter what type of medicines you or your family take, it’s important to know your medicines. If medicines aren’t used correctly, the results can be serious. You can find out more about being Medicinewise here.
HCA’s Chief Executive, Julia Overton was invited to attend a morning tea held in SA Parliament House and hosted by the Pelvic Mesh Awareness Group. The morning brought people with lived experience together with members of parliament, industry experts and SA health. Thank you to the mesh affected women who attended and shared their experiences with us.
There is a SA Health Transvaginal Mesh Strategy in place now which includes:
- a free consumer support line 1800 666 374, staffed 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday
- establishment of The Consumer Advisory Group
- distribution of information via GP newsletters
- commencement of medical record audit
- establishment of The Executive Advisory Group and Clinical Reference Group.
You can find out more here
Carers SA has released its Strategic Plan 2018-2019. This is an important document which will guide their work over the next 18 months and has been developed with input from the sector and staff. You can view the Plan on their website here.
Closes: 5pm Monday 27 August 2018
The South Australian Academic Health Science and Translation Centre is inviting applications for Rapid Applied Research Translation for Health Impact Grants through a funding allocation from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF). This funding opportunity is presented in the context of the Medical Research and Innovation Strategy 2016 -2021 and Medical Research and Innovation Priorities 2016-2018, as part of the Medical Research Future Fund. You can find out more in the Terms of Reference and download an application form below.
Wednesday 29 August 2018
1.30pm – 3.00pm
HCA in partnership with SA Health invites consumers to attend an information session to learn about the draft Equity and Access in Health Care Policy Directive for SA Health. Participants will have an opportunity to contribute their ideas and feedback on the Policy.
You can access the draft policy here.
You can register to attend the Forum here.
If you are unable to attend the Forum you can complete an online survey here.
Thursday 13 September 2018
9.15am – 12.30om
Thursday 27 September 2018
10am – 4pm
The annual Disability, Ageing and Lifestyle Expo will showcase practical ideas, research and initiatives under the ‘My Life, My Choice’ theme. My Life, My Choice, is about empowering individuals, couples and families to ensure that they remain at the centre of decisions related to their needs and provide information about the types of services and supports that are available to them. You can find out more here.
Friday 31 August 2018
8.30am - 5.00pm
The 9th National Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Australia Conference is hosted by the MND Association of South Australia and will be held at the Grand Chancellor Hotel. The Conference will promote the sharing of expertise and understanding of MND nationally, with the aim to improve care and support for people living with MND, their carers and families. You can find out more and register here.
Wednesday 12 September 2018
1.00pm – 4.30pm
Healthy Cities Onkaparinga is hosting a forum with the aim to establish a Food Security Collaborative for Onkaparinga. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss and provide their input on what should be included in the design of the Food Security Collaborative. There will be guest speakers and presentations, information stalls and light refreshments will be served. You can find out more and register here.