SA Health uses social media channels to distribute health information, alerts, news and event updates. In certain circumstances, for example during State emergencies, SA Health may also use social media to inform the public and other interested parties.
SA Health currently operates the following social media accounts:
The SA Health social media sites are managed by the Media and Communications Branch, Department for Health and Wellbeing.
SA Health also uses other information channels and does not solely release news and announcements via social media.
SA Health updates and monitors its social media sites during business hours (Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm).
The social media sites used by SA Health may occasionally be unavailable
and SA Health accepts no responsibility for lack of service due to their
For information about how to contact SA Health directly, please visit the Contact Us section of the SA Health website.
SA Health reserves the right to remove any content that does not comply with our Social Media Policy Terms and Conditions of Use. This includes comments, replies or direct messages that contain:
profanity, obscenity or vulgarity
comments/messages that could be considered prejudicial, racist or inflammatory
nudity or offensive imagery including in profile pictures
defamation to a person, people, or organisation
name calling and/or personal attacks
comments/messages with the intention of selling a product
comments that infringe on copyrights
spam comments/messages from individuals or groups, such as the same comment posted repeatedly across multiple posts
comments/messages that contain or promote false information or faux science
personal information (including identifying information, email addresses, phone numbers or private addresses)
false representation of another individual, organisation, government or entity
promotion of a product, business, company or organisation
Retweeting and Sharing
SA Health may retweet and share content that contributes to the dissemination and exchange of useful information about health and related topics.
SA Health considers requests to retweet or share on a case‑by‑case basis. Retweets are not endorsements.
Unless they are already very short, SA Health will shorten URLs with commonly used link compressing services such as Buffer, Bitly or Hootsuite’s ow.ly.
SA Health captures and stores records of comments posted to its social media sites for records management purposes.
SA Health does not capture or record the contact details of parties following its social media sites unless the information is provided for direct contact purposes. Any information identified or deemed confidential or private is treated in accordance with SA Health’s Privacy Statement.
All messages on social media sites should be considered public and visible to all for review, comment and share.
SA Health reserves the right to amend, delete or block derogatory, offensive or defamatory material posted on any of its social media channels.
Content posted by members of the public or organisations do not represent the official view of SA Health.
Information posted on any of SA Health’s social media channels is not intended to be individual medical advice and should not be considered medical advice, nor is it intended to replace consultation with a qualified doctor or other health care professional.
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