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About SA Health

SA Health is committed to protecting and improving the health of all South Australians by providing leadership in health reform, public health services, health and medical research, policy development and planning, with an increased focus on well being, illness prevention, early intervention and quality care.

SA Health is the brand name for the health portfolio of services and agencies responsible to the Minister for Health and Ageing and the Minister for Mental Health & Substance Abuse.

The portfolio consists of the:

SA Health provides many important services to the South Australian community including:

  • public hospitals
  • metropolitan and country health service delivery
  • environmental health
  • communicable disease control
  • epidemiology
  • health promotion
  • pathology services
  • drug and alcohol services
  • emergency and ambulance
  • organ donation.

SA Health liaises closely with other agencies in government, particularly:

  • Department of Education and Child Development
  • Department for Families and Communities
  • Department of Planning and Local Government
  • Department of the Premier and Cabinet
  • Department of Treasury and Finance

SA Health also engages with some non government and community service providers on a formal, direct basis and more broadly, on policy and planning matters.

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