The Journey

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.

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 outlined the next steps to implement Transforming Health to provide the best care, first time, every time.

Find out about the projects that have been implemented or are currently underway as part of Transforming Health.

For more information about Transforming Health in your area, visit the relevant page: