An ‘SA-first’ initiative led by Steven Hutchinson and Susan O’Neill from CALHN’s SA Prison Health Service (SAPHS) has found an improvement in the mental health and wellbeing of a prison population given self-directed workbooks to manage anxiety and depression.
The CALHN integrated care coordinator service is a one-stop-shop contact to support GPs, SA Ambulance Service and other providers to find alternative care and rapid assessment options for patients who would otherwise be presenting to the ED.
General practitioners and community care providers located in Central Adelaide’s catchment area are now able to refer suitable patients to a new service focused on helping patients to avoid unnecessary hospital visits.
Staff across Central Adelaide LHN have been given access to the ‘Be Well Tracker’ - a tool which empowers them with information on their own wellbeing and mental health.
A prehabilitation program at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital is allowing patients with lower limb amputations to return to the comfort of their own home sooner.
Marija’s leadership positioned CALHN in a state of readiness to receive the first COVID-positive patients.
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