Older People Clinical Network

The Older People Clinical Network brings together clinicians, consumers, care providers, health service managers, non-government organisations and researchers to plan and implement best practice in providing for the health and welfare of older people across South Australia.

The network aims to:

  • increase clinicians’ involvement in planning health services
  • develop statewide service plans to ensure high quality consumer-focused services for older people
  • focus on integrating services
  • establish workgroups to focus on agreed priority areas.

Final draft SA Health Services Plan for People with Dementia (and Delirium)

Your last chance to review and provide feedback!

The State-wide Older People Clinical Network has spent the past year developing the SA Health Services Plan for People with Dementia (and Delirium) (PDF 594KB).

The Network would like to give you the opportunity to familiarise yourself with the final draft of the plan.

You are welcome to make suggestions about how the plan should be changed.

If there is something you would like to change in the plan, it would be helpful if you could make suggestions as to preferred content or language.

Positive feedback is also welcome.

Please note this is a draft for consultation. The plan has not yet been endorsed by SA Health.

Once the Network has received your comments, the documents may be revised; the final plan will then be presented to the SA Health executive to seek their endorsement.

Please submit your comments on the draft plan by email, post or telephone any time before FRIDAY 31 October 2014, to:

Louise Heuzenroeder, Network Development Manager
Older People Clinical Network
Repatriation General Hospital, Level 1, C Block Daws Road, Daw Park, SA, 5041
Telephone: 0402 780 595


Events of interest

University of Tasmania online course

The University of Tasmania's Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Understanding Dementia, is a 9-week online course that builds upon the latest in international research on dementia. It's free and anyone can register.

Date: The next course is due to begin on 13 October 2014.


Dementia + Community Care Conference 2014

Date: 30 and 31 October 2014

Venue: Main Grandstand, Caulfield Racecourse, Melbourne, Australia



News and membership


Issue 6 - September 2013 (PDF 777KB)


Chair: Dr John Maddison

Network Development Manager: Louise Heuzenroeder

Name Role Metropolitan/Country
Dr Chris Bollen General Practitioner Metropolitan
Helen Brauer Pharmacist Metropolitan
Rajiv Chand General Manager Alzheimer’s Australia - SA SA
Kathryn Cunningham Chief Executive Officer Alzheimer’s Australia - SA SA
Dr John Maddison Medical Co-Director - Aged Care, Rehabilitation & Palliative Care, Northern Adelaide Local Health Network Metropolitan
Justin Prendergast Nursing Director, Rehab & Aged Care, RGH Metropolitan
Dr Robert Prowse Director, Department of Geriatric and Rehab Medicine, RAH Metropolitan
Helen Smith Manager, Speech Pathology, TQEH Metropolitan
Kate Swaffer Consumer Representative SA
Dr Cameron Robertson General Practitioner Country
Jeanette Walters Manager Office For the Ageing Statewide
A/Prof Craig Whitehead Director, Division of Aged Care and Rehab Southern Adelaide Local Health Network Metropolitan
Joy Whitehorn Consumer Representative Metropolitan
Sharon McLennan Clinical Practice Consultant, Geriatric Evaluation & Management Team, South East Regional Community Health Service Country Health Local Health Network Country


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