COVID-19 Health System Response Strategy Presentation
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SA Heath has plans for managing COVID-19 cases in South Australia’s hospital system and in the community to ensure that demand can be managed across the state.
With the emergence of the Omicron variant South Australia has seen an increased number of cases but the majority of people who are COVID-19 positive have been able to be safely treated at home rather than in hospital. Currently, less than 1% of cases have required hospitalisation, but the volume of cases is much higher.
The acute health system remains ready to respond to surges in cases and hospitalisations, guided by whole-of-system response strategies.
The system-wide response pathway outlines how and where patients will receive care. It is focused on providing the right care, in the right location, at the right time and includes a broad system response, including: