Draft plans for Outpatient Services and Surgery and Perioperative Medicine

11 April 2017

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We have been working with our senior clinicians on plans for the reconfiguration of Outpatient Services and Surgery and Perioperative Medicine ahead of the relocation of services from the Repatriation General Hospital (RGH) later this year.

We are continuing to meet with staff to provide them with the latest information on the draft plans, prior to formal consultation with all staff later this month.

The draft plans show that all the clinical services currently provided at the RGH will be accommodated across the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network (SALHN).

It will be easier for our patients to access multiple appointments on the same day because we have grouped aligned clinical services into logical ‘clinical hubs’ based on advice from our senior clinicians.

We will be transitioning to a SALHN-wide model for surgery and perioperative medicine, which will ensure equity of access for patients through one consolidated waiting list for pre-admission and elective surgery.

Although there will be some movement of staff across the network, we will not be reducing clinical staffing levels as part of these service move plans.

I would like to thank all of the staff who have provided input to the draft plans to date and encourage other staff to provide feedback by the end of April.

The draft plans are available on the SALHN Intranet and a number of local meetings will be held over the coming fortnight. Feedback can be provided at the staff meetings or submitted via email to Health.SALHNTransformingHealth@sa.gov.au

David Morris
Acting Chief Executive Officer
Southern Adelaide Local Health Network

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