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AMA(SA) Key Priorities for Health: Beyond the First 100 Days

The new Government has reached and breached its first 100 days, and has acted on a range of pre-election promises from its health agenda, some welcomed, some more controversial.

In the lead-up to the 2018 State Election, the AMA(SA) set out a range of priorities for the new Government in its People-First Health Strategy for South Australia document.

Key priorities included a clinician-led governance model, including a clinical data analytics entity to support evidence-based health policy; integrated hospital and GP services; and a commitment to training and research. The Association advocated for key measures to help younger South Australians; for older South Australians who Oakden failed; for improved rural and remote health; palliative care; and caring for the carers with support for doctors’ wellbeing.
As the Government prepares to deliver its first budget and continues with governing after those first 100 days, the AMA(SA) revisits some of the key elements of the Association’s pre-election policy agenda which still need action.

These are some of the top areas identified by the AMA(SA) on which the new Government must act to improve health in our state. They are areas which may, in some cases, ‘fly under the radar’ while the focus falls on other important areas such as waiting lists, the resolution of outstanding RAH issues, the future of the Repat and a new co-located Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

More information on the AMA(SA)’s People-First Health Strategy for South Australia can be found at www.amasa.org.au > Advocacy.

You can find our AMA(SA) Key Priorities for Health: Beyond the First 100 Days, at the PDF below.

A/Prof William Tam

AMA(SA) State President

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