To date, more than 4500 people have provided written feedback on Transforming Health.

The Delivering Transforming Health – Summary (PDF 997KB) is the result of comprehensive consultation that began in mid-2014 with the establishment of three Clinical Advisory Committees.

Transforming Health Discussion Paper

The Committees recommended Clinical Standards of Care and six quality principles to guide transformation, outlined in the Transforming Health Discussion Paper (PDF 1140KB).  They identified that 52 of these standards could not be achieved in our current configuration of services, but which are critical to contemporary hospital care. During a subsequent five-week period of open, public consultation on the Discussion Paper, we heard from more than 2,000 people, including more than 1,200 staff. More than 90 percent of respondents agreed that we need to improve the health system, particularly so it supports the six quality principles.

Transforming Health Summit

In November 2014, more than 600 staff, clinicians, industry organisation representatives and community members attended the Transforming Health Summit. Attendees endorsed the Transforming Health Communique (PDF 262KB), agreeing that genuine consultation and transformation is required to ensure the State’s health system delivers the best quality health care first time, every time, beginning with our metropolitan hospital system.

Delivering Transforming Health Proposals Paper

The Delivering Transforming Health Proposals Paper (PDF 1506KB), which was released in February 2015, outlined initial proposals to deliver the Clinical Standards of Care. Many of our staff, including doctors, nurses and midwives and scientific and allied health professionals, developed the proposals to achieve the principles and standards considered essential for a quality driven system.

More than 2,300 responses were received during the feedback period. Of the responses, 53 percent were received from community members and 36 percent from SA Health staff.  The remaining 11 percent of responses were received from other stakeholders, including unions, universities and industry organisations.

Next Steps

Overall feedback has showed a very high level of support for the need to transform the health system; however there have been differences of opinion as to how transformation should be undertaken and the best fit-for-purpose model for the future.

Where alternative and viable ways to meet the quality standards have been presented, the government has considered these options in line with the agreed Clinical Standards before making the initial decisions outlined in the Delivering Transforming Health Summary.

Find out about the projects that are being implemented as part of Transforming Health.