South Australia Delivering Transforming Health Response

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26 February 2015

RACS considers that the following points need to be embedded principles in any document which seeks to alter health delivery in SA:

  • It is essential for the Level 1 Trauma Centre at the new RAH to have dedicated Trauma Surgeons. Trauma surgery as a specialty has not been mentioned in the Delivering Transforming Health document.
  •  Evidence shows that severely injured trauma victims regularly self-present to non-major Trauma Centres. The proposed reconfiguration of ED services across the state must take this into account.
  • RACS is concerned that the enactment of many policy standards in the discussion paper will have implications for surgeon training, which need to be carefully considered when implementing changes. 
  • The foreshadowed closure and downgrading of services at Repatriation General Hospital and Modbury Hospital will have significant implication for training of the future surgeons of South Australia.