First Priority Care Centres Open!
Tuesday, August 13 2019
The first two Priority Care centres have opened in Adelaide, providing an alternative pathway for patients with non life threatening illnesses and easing pressure on our Emergency Departments.
The Hon. Stephen Wade, Health Minister, announced the opening of both the Hindmarsh and Hackham centres at a press conference held at the Hindmarsh Priority Care Centre yesterday. Two more centres are due to open in the north in the coming weeks.
The Priority Care centres are led by general practitioners with additional support from hospital staff specially trained in acute assessment and care.
The launch of the first two centres follow a series of general practice proof of concept information sessions in April (summary linked below), and an Expression of Interest process for the Priority Care centres via SA Health’s tender website (SAH2019-348).
The pilot program is expected to run over a 16 week period, and undergo evaluation with a view to expand should the program be successful.
The centres are part of our continued partnership with SA Health to deliver better integrated health care across primary and acute settings. Adelaide PHN would like to thank the general practice, hospital and SA ambulance staff who have contributed to the pilot’s co-design and delivery so far.
Find out more about the Priority Care Centres, including resources and the project team’s contact information via SA Health’s website.