31st October 2016
One of the key milestones for Transforming Health is identifying activity currently undertaken by Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN) relating to north and north eastern residents, and moving this activity to Northern Adelaide Local Health Network (NALHN).
Transferring these services from CALHN to NALHN will help patients living in the north and north east to receive their care closer to home. It will also enable the Lyell McEwin Hospital to develop into the major tertiary hospital for the north as planned.
The transfer of some CALHN staff working in a number of specialties to support the transfer of activity to NALHN will begin this month.
From Saturday 29 October (as roster cycles complete) some CALHN staff will transfer to NALHN to support the care of the majority of residents from north and north east Adelaide in orthopaedics, renal and vascular specialities.
It is anticipated that staff working in other specialities and support functions will transfer in a phased approach, with all moves planned to be complete by March 2017, including the transfer of ENT, urology, breast endocrine, upper GI, cardiology, stroke, medical oncology, haematology and endocrinology.
All of these specialties will continue to provide care for Central Adelaide residents within CALHN.
Patients on CALHN outpatient and surgical wait lists in the specialties affected are being notified of the new arrangements for their care, along with their GPs, starting with category 3 (non-urgent) patients.
As activity relating to north and north eastern residents transfers to NALHN, the service profile at CALHN will be adjusted to match new activity levels.
For further information relating to these changes please contact:
Associate Professor Vanessa Owen
Executive Director, Nursing & Midwifery
Clinical Governance Service, Outpatient Departments
Phone: 08 8182 9200
For more information on Transforming Health please visit the Transforming Health website.