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O’Brien Street Practice

O’Brien Street Practice consumer forum

8 September 2022

CALHN held a forum on Thursday 8 September for patients of the O’Brien Street Practice.

The forum was an opportunity to share information about the need to relocate the practice, and for participants to ask questions, provide feedback and connect with each other.

Topics for discussion included what CALHN needs to think about in relation to the services provided at the O’Brien Street Practice and what a good outcome for the O’Brien Street Practice would look like.

CALHN also extended an invitation for participants to consider becoming an official CALHN consumer representative to participate on a working group that will be established to oversee the proposed relocation.

Thank you to the consumers who attended for both their time and feedback. A summary of the feedback and outcomes of the forum will be provided to participants.


Background

The O’Brien Street Practice needs to relocate as the premises that this practice operates from is facing challenges in terms of the future viability of its current physical location.

This page has been established to provide information about the relocation and will be updated as progress is made on the project.

Patients are encouraged to speak with their regular practitioner for more information during this time or email the practice at ContactObrienServices@sa.gov.au

What is happening?

The practice is and will continue to provide services – it is not closing. However, it needs to relocate due to challenges with its current physical location.

There are no plans to reduce the services available, which will continue to be delivered to members of the LGBTIQA+ community.

 Where is the practice moving to?

We have been exploring available options in and around the Adelaide central business district in preparation for engagement with patients, community groups and advocates.

No decision has been made yet on a location.

An important consideration for any new location will be the continued provision of confidential care for patients. The new premises also needs to support the delivery of contemporary care with access to up to date IT systems.

Is my clinician moving too?

Your regular O’Brien Street Practice practitioner will be able to relocate and continue delivering your care.

Before the move, you can speak with your practitioner. When the practice relocates you will be able to, if you wish to, speak with an experienced case coordinator to help you make confidential and informed decisions about your ongoing individual health care needs.

How do I get further information?

Please speak with your usual O’Brien Street Practice healthcare professional who continues to be included in relocation discussions.

CALHN will be writing to patients as the relocation discussions progress and expects to provide the next update by the end of September.

CAHLN Board’s Professor Judith Dwyer will now lead work to engage with clinicians, stakeholders and advocates about the best possible alternative location for the practice that ensures service continuity and access.

For more information email ContactObrienServices@sa.gov.au and leave your contact details if you wish to receive a return phone call.

About the O’Brien Street Practice

Healthcare professionals at the O’Brien Street Practice provide a range of services, primarily related to sexual health and HIV. The clinic does not provide the COVID or Monkeypox vaccination.

SA Health is working closely with the local community to help combat the global monkeypox outbreak, provide up-to-date information and roll out vaccines to those most at risk.

Services at the O’Brien Street Practice are provided by staff employed directly by Central Adelaide Local Health Network and other independent health professionals.

Central Adelaide LHN acknowledges the traditional owners of the lands on which its sites are located. We respect their spiritual relationship with their country and that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to living Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people today.

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