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in South Australia

Closes: Friday 4 April 2017

The newly established General Practice Liaison Unit (GPLU) at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital is a new patient care initiative to improve the coordination of care for South Australian children living with asthma and other chronic conditions. The unit is the first of its kind in Australia. The GPLU aims to strengthen communication and integration between the Women’s and Children’s Hospital and treating GP’s, thereby ensuring children and their families receive the best possible care in the right place at the right time. It is important that the unit understand consumer views in this area, to learn about opportunities and improve the way things are done. Consumer feedback is sought through a short online survey, available here 

Closes: Friday 31 March 2017

The LGBTI Health Alliance, in partnership with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), is conducting a nationwide consultation that will contribute to the development of an LGBTIQ Strategy. This Strategy will guide the work of the NDIA in the coming years and help to ensure that LGBTIQ people and communities can access and benefit from the National Disability Insurance Scheme [NDIS]. You can find out more here.

Closes: Friday 28 April 2017

The government of South Australia would like to hear the experiences of people with disability about access and inclusion. They are seeking Ideas and feedback on initiatives and models that could be used to make it easier for South Australians with disability to participate in community life. Essential to the success of any initiative is the engagement of people living with disability in the design, development and implementation of programs, policies and services that improve participation. You can find out more here.

Closes Saturday 8 April 2017
Cancer Council Australia has released the draft clinical practice guidelines for the prevention, early detection and management of colorectal cancer for public consultation. Cancer council Australia will be seeking the National Health Medical Research Council’s approval of these guidelines under section 14A if the national Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992. You can find out more here.

Closes: Friday 21 April 2017

The SA Health’s draft strategic framework is aimed at supporting health and medical research in South Australia. The draft research focus 2020 document has been developed following extensive consultation with the South Australian health and medical research sector. Feedback on this document is now welcomed and will help determine what is included in the SA Health's strategic framework, aimed at supporting health and medical research in South Australia. You can find out more here.


Closes: Sunday 30 April 2017

The Department of Health is inviting submissions from organisations and individuals on the social and cultural determinants of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. Submissions are consumers who can comment on one or more of the social and cultural determinants listed below.

• Experiences, ideas and evidence (on each of these determinants). Please tell us your story.
• What are your key recommendation(s)? What needs to happen?
• References: If there is a published paper, a website, a trial or an evaluation that shows the impacts of your recommendation(s), please enter this information.

Feedback will help to identify initiatives that are having positive impacts and will help to improve coordination and collaboration among government and non-government agencies at the local, state/territory and Commonwealth levels. You can view the discussion paper and find out more about the submission process here


Latest news

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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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

Introduction to Consumer Advocate Training: Nuriootpa

Tuesday 4 April 2017

Introduction to Consumer Advocacy training is coming to Nuriootpa this April. HCA provides training to consumers who have an interest in becoming health consumer advocates. The free training aims to assist participants to become an effective voice as advocates, and be active contributors in shaping the health system in South Australia. If you would like to participate in Introduction to Consumer Advocacy training to prepare yourself for a consumer advocate role, or as a refresher for established consumer advocates, you can find out more, including details about registration in the flyer attached below.

Nuriootpa: CAT Flyer

Modbury Hospital Rehabilitation Centre – Open Day

Saturday 8 April 2017
10am – 2pm

Consumers are invited to attend the Open Day at the new Rehabilitation Centre at Modbury Hospital. The Rehabilitation Centre is part of the $32 million investment in Modbury Hospital under Transforming Health and will enable the hospital to double the number of rehabilitation patients seen each year. The Open Day will include tours and demonstrations of the new facilities, a sausage sizzle and face painting. You can find out more here.


Consumer Advocates Network Meeting

Wednesday 3 May 2016

12.30pm – 2.30pm (light lunch at 12pm)

At each meeting of the Consumer Advocates Network, we include a specific topic for discussion or learning. The topic for the May meeting is medical records, followed by other meeting agenda items from 2pm. We welcome your attendance at the May meeting to learn about the Enterprise Patient Administration System (EPAS) and My Health Record, including:
• an overview of EPAS and My Health Record
• how EPAS and My Health Record relate to each other and records systems
• security and access issues
• managing Advanced Care Directives and end of life decisions.

You can register to attend here.

email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 08 8231 4169 for more information.


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