Service moves across SALHN

SALHN service moves

Preparations are in place to support the successful transition of outpatient and inpatient services across the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network.

Information on how each SALHN divisions is preparing for the move is available in the links below:

Medicine service moves

Consultation is underway to determine the future location and transition process for the Division of Medicine, Cardiac and Critical Care services currently provided at the Repatriation General Hospital, including:

  • Rheumatology and Diabetes and Endocrine Services
  • Medical Infusion and Chemotherapy Service (MICS)
  • High Dependency Unit and MET.

Outpatient service moves

Preparations are in place to support the successful transition of a number of outpatient clinics to their new locations across the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network. A total of 50 outpatient services will relocate across the network between July and October 2017.

The relocation of outpatient clinics commenced with Medical Oncology and Hand Therapy Clinics moving from the Repatriation General Hospital to Flinders Medical Centre on Monday 3 July 2017.

The Cardiac Clinic and the Respiratory Clinic (including the Respiratory Function Laboratories), which currently operate at the Repatriation General Hospital and Noarlunga Hospital, will move to the Noarlunga GP Plus Super Clinic from Monday 14 August 2017.

Preparations are also underway to relocate the following clinics to Marion GP Plus Health Care Centre in early September 2017:

  • Bone Density
  • Rheumatology
  • Vascular
  • Endocrinology and associated Dietetics
  • Metabolic Bone

Communication with patients affected by the moves has commenced and will occur for each clinic in a three-step process:

  1. Patients will receive a letter detailing their next appointment date, time and location. A Frequently Asked Questions sheet, which includes a map of the clinic’s new location, will accompany the letter. Letters will be mailed to patients wherever possible six weeks prior to the patient’s first appointment at the new location.
  2. A follow-up phone call will be made to each patient approximately two weeks after appointment letters have been mailed to check that the patient has received the letter and to provide guidance should they have any questions.
  3. For patients who have opted to receive SMS notifications, a SMS reminder will be sent one week prior to the patient’s appointment.

Rehabilitation, Aged and Palliative Care service moves

Rehabilitation, Aged Care and Palliative Care services currently provided at the Repatriation General Hospital will move to other locations within the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network:

  • Geriatric Evaluation Management (GEM) services will move to Flinders Medical Centre and Noarlunga Hospital
  • Rehabilitation services will move to the new facilities at Flinders Medical Centre
  • Palliative Care services will move to the new facilities and The Flats (existing facilities) at Flinders Medical Centre
  • Transition Care Services will transition to, and be based at, The Flats at Flinders Medical Centre.

SAPOM service moves

Surgical and Perioperative Medicine (SAPOM) services currently provided at the Repatriation General Hospital will move to Flinders Medical Centre and Noarlunga Hospital between July and October 2017 and preparations are now in place to support the successful transition of services to their new locations.

The relocation of SAPOM services commenced in July 2017 with Bowel Health and the Oesophageal Function Lab being the first services to successfully transfer from the Repatriation General Hospital (RGH) to Flinders Medical Centre (FMC).

The remainder of the gastroenterology procedure services successfully transitioned from RGH to the newly established Endoscopy Unit at Noarlunga Hospital, with services starting at the new location on Monday 7 August 2017.

Preparations are now underway to complete the relocation of the RGH Ophthalmology service to the Flinders Eye Centre (FEC) on 4 September 2017.

Mental Health service moves

Mental Health services currently provided at the Repatriation General Hospital will move to other locations within the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network:

The transition of services is planned to be finalised by November 2017, once construction of the buildings is complete.

Further information will be made available as the service moves progress.

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