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  Patient Journey Initiative  

As a key initiative for Country Health SA the Patient Journey Initiative aims to improve the outcomes for people living in country South Australia needing to access health services locally, regionally and from Adelaide-based services.

The objectives of this initiative are:

  • To improve the journey for people from Country SA needing to travel away from home to access health services.
  • To reduce the number of avoidable referrals for country residents to Adelaide-based health services.
  • To decrease the length of time country residents spend in Adelaide hospitals.
  • To improve the preparedness of country residents returning home from Adelaide by improving discharge planning.
  • To facilitate the improvement and development of appropriate health services and clinical networks across Country South Australia.

To access the Patient Journey Initiative publications please use the links on the right-hand side of the page.


  Patient Journey Storybook  

The Patient Journey Storybook publication developed by Dr Anne Johnson for the Health Consumers Alliance of SA on behalf of Country Health SA Local Health Network was launched by the Hon John Hill, Minister for Health and Ageing on Thursday 17 November 2011. 
The publication captures the work of the Patient Journey Initiative Steering Committee and the innovative work of health professionals, non-government organisations and community advocates to bring about change to health services for people living in country South Australia.  
Dating back to 2006 the Initiative is a partnership with Country Health SA Local Health Network and rural communities, which started to lay the groundwork to build a better and more integrated system of care for country people.
  Patient Journey Resource Brochures  

 Patient Journey Menu


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