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Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2019 - 2023

The Department for Health and Wellbeing routinely undertakes system planning to guide the strategic direction of the South Australian health system. The Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2019 - 2023 is a statewide, system-level strategy developed by SA Health to meet future health challenges.

The Health and Wellbeing Strategy will specifically focus on South Australia’s health priorities for the next five years, but also look to adopt a longer term perspective to 2030. The Strategy will be designed to ensure that SA Health is agile and responsive to the changing health needs of our community and is able to position itself to harness the opportunities provided by innovation and technology in the future.

To enable engagement of stakeholders, there will be a number of opportunities to contribute to the development of the Health and Wellbeing Strategy. A system wide workshop including key representatives both within and external to SA Health was arranged for 6 November 2018. Workshop participants included clinicians, consumers, representatives from partner agencies and the education sector.

System Wide Health and Wellbeing Strategy Workshop

A workshop was held on 6 November 2018, at Flinders University, Victoria Square, Adelaide.

This Workshop continued our statewide collaboration and was opened by Shelley Horne, Executive Director System Redesign and Clinical Engagement, who explored the opportunities and challenges faced by our health system. Following this, two key themes were explored to provide opportunities for participants to provide input into the Health and Wellbeing Strategy. These were:

  1. Better use of Technology – featuring presentations by Tim Kelsey, CEO, Australian Digital Health Agency and Dr Hendrika Meyer, Executive Director Medical Services, CHSALHN Digital Health Programs, Country Health South Australia.
  2. New directions in the Culture of Care – looks to explore the relationship between the consumer and health care provider, featuring presentations “through the eyes of a Consumer” and “through the eyes of a Surgeon: Atul Gawande”.

Ongoing consultation

In addition to the above workshop, it is intended that additional opportunities for engagement will be provided. The details will be announced and communicated to staff in the coming weeks.

Further information

For more information about the Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2019 - 2023, please contact Julie Venning, Manager, Project Delivery Support Office, via email or phone (08) 8226 1232. You can also check this page regularly for updates.

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