Clinical Engagement Committees
June 2014 – Present
The Minister for Health, the Hon. Jack Snelling M.P., appointed three Clinical Advisory Committees comprising of doctors, nurses and midwives and allied and scientific health professionals, to look at our current health system and understand what we do well and where we can improve. View the Clinical Advisory Committee gallery walks (PDF 4031KB) for data that was reviewed during this process.
The Clinical Advisory Committees worked together to develop quality principles and standards for healthcare, which will guide how we transform the system.
Transforming Health Discussion Paper and Consultation
17 October – 21 November 2014
South Australians were asked to help shape the future of the State’s health system with the release of the Transforming Health Discussion Paper (PDF 1140KB) on 17 October 2014. Staff, community and industry feedback was collected during a five week consultation period, which ended on 21 November 2014. View feedback and written submissions received during the consultation period.
More than 35 community consultation listening posts were set up across the State to explain the Discussion Paper and understand community feedback. During the consultation process over 5000 community members, staff and industry partners were involved in an event or submitted feedback to the State Government for review and consideration.
More than 90 percent of people who provided feedback endorsed the need to improve the health system, particularly supporting the six quality principles.
Transforming Health Summit
28 November 2014
At an unprecedented gathering, more than 600 South Australians agreed that a transformation is required to ensure the State’s health system delivers the best quality healthcare first time, every time.
Health experts including doctors, nurses and midwives, scientific and allied health and other professionals – joined consumers, representatives from the community, local government, unions, the public service and the non-government sector at the Transforming Health Summit and endorsed the Summit Communiqué.
View more information about the Transforming Health Summit, including presentations, videos and the Communiqué.
Delivering Transforming Health Proposals Paper
3 February – 27 February 2015
The Delivering Transforming Health Proposals Paper (PDF 1506KB) outlined a range of proposals for transforming our healthcare system to deliver consistent quality care for all South Australians.
The proposals were developed with doctors, nurses and midwives and scientific and allied health professionals to achieve the principles and standards they consider essential. The responses to the Transforming Health Discussion Paper and Summit were also considered.
Feedback on the Proposals Paper closed on 27 February 2015. More than 2,300 people provided their feedback on the proposals.
Our Next Steps
Following feedback on the proposals, Delivering Transforming Health – Our Next Steps (PDF 1352KB) and the Delivering Transforming Health – Summary (PDF 997KB) were released on 17 March 2015.
These papers outline the next steps to implement Transforming Health to provide the best care, first time, every time. System and service changes will only occur once enough capacity has been created for them in the health system.
Find out about the projects that are being implemented as part of Transforming Health.
For more information about Transforming Health in your area, visit the relevant page:
- Country South Australia
- Flinders Medical Centre
- Lyell McEwin Hospital
- Modbury Hospital
- Noarlunga Hospital
- Repatriation General Hospital
- Royal Adelaide Hospital
- SA Ambulance Service
- St Margaret’s Rehabilitation Hospital and Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre
- The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
- Veterans’ Health Services
- Women’s and Children’s Hospital
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