Repatriation General Hospital services listing - S

Sleep Disorders    

Visit the Adelaide Institute for Sleep Disorders clinic page for information about this service.

Social Work

RGH Social Work & Welfare provides inpatient counselling related to the social impact of illness and disability, for veterans and the community. The unit also provides referrals and information about other community services.

RGH Social Work & Welfare outpatient services are limited. Please contact us about current outpatient services that are available.


Social Work Administrative Officer (08) 8275 1613

Principal Social Worker (08) 8276 9666 pager 17674

Director of Social Work (08) 8276 9666 pager 17670

Hours:  9.00 am - 5.00 pm Monday to Friday


Written referrals can be faxed or posted with the heading, 'Attention Social Work Administrative Officer'

Southern Adelaide Diabetes and Endocrine Services (SADES)

SADES provides diagnostic services to endocrinologists and manages clinical, investigative and PHD research. SADES also supports health/diabetes education. 

Location:  Repatriation General Hospital (RGH) B Block

Telephone: (08) 8275 1094

Fax:  (08) 8275 1215

Hours:  8.00 am - 4.30 pm

Referral:  Endocrinologists can refer patients for diagnostic testing.

For information about the diabetes education and endocrine outpatient services please visit the RGH outpatient clinics page. 

Speech Pathology

RGH Speech Pathology manages communication and swallowing disorders for veterans and the community. These disorders can be caused by medical conditions, respiratory diseases or from side effects of radiation or surgery and can include difficulties with:

  • swallowing
  • speech
  • understanding and using language
  • voice 
  • fluency
  • cognitive aspects of communication

Location:  Rehabilitation and Therapy Building, Reception East

Telephone:  (08) 8275 1861

Fax:  (08) 8275 1951

Hours:  9.00 am - 4.00 pm Monday to Friday

Referral:  GPs, medical specialists and self referral

Please note: Residents in high level care facilities are not eligible for this service, however, can access swallowing assessment through the Swallowing Disorders Clinic at RGH.

Stomal Wound Therapy

The RGH Stomal/Wound Unit offers services to veterans and the community for the ongoing care of stomas - surgically constructed openings - and wounds. Services include:

  • pre-operative counselling
  • post operative education
  • care and management of stomas and wounds

Location:  Clinic - Repat Clinic B

Telephone:  (08) 8275 1975

Hours:  7.30am - 4.00 pm Monday to Friday

Referral:  GPs, medical specialists and self referral

Please visit the RGH outpatient clinics page for more information about accessing the clinic. 

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