Adolescent Transition Care

We are estab­lish­ing a new Statewide Ado­les­cent Tran­si­tion Care Clin­i­cal Network.

About the Network

This Net­work will aim to iden­ti­fy and address key sys­tem issues to improve the qual­i­ty and deliv­ery of care of patients tran­si­tion­ing from ado­les­cent to adult health ser­vices in South Australia.

Statewide Ado­les­cent Tran­si­tion Care Clin­i­cal Net­work Steer­ing Committee

Appli­ca­tions for Steer­ing Com­mit­tee mem­ber­ship closed on 24 Decem­ber 2020. We were delight­ed with the num­ber and qual­i­ty of appli­ca­tions received and sin­cere­ly thank all appli­cants for their will­ing­ness to be involved.

We have elect­ed an Inter­im Steer­ing Com­mit­tee for 6 months before we for­mal­ly estab­lish a work­ing struc­ture based on the out­comes and impact the net­work wish­es to have.

Dur­ing the first six months we intend to gath­er as much infor­ma­tion as pos­si­ble from our net­work of clin­i­cians, car­ers and peo­ple with lived expe­ri­ence to inform and define the impact we want to have and how we achieve that.

Please keep a watch on this web­page for opportunities.

Clinical Lead

Dr Jemma Anderson

Dr Jemma Anderson
Mr Allan Hayward
Program Manager, Youth Cancer Service SA/NT, CALHN
Dr Betty-Jean Dee-Price
Research (UNSW) sessional work (Flinders), Flinders University, University of New South Wales
Mr Damon Fenech
Service Manager, NALHN
Mrs Dana Wright
Nurse Consultant, Disability Services, WCHN
Mrs Georgina Paterson
Nurse Unit Manager, Thoracics OPD, CALHN
Dr Jenna Paterson
Advanced Trainee in General and Acute Medicine, Austin Hospital, Victoria
Dr John Widger
Paediatrician and Clinical Director, SALHN
Associate Professor Josephine Thomas
Consultant General Physician and Director of Physician Education, CALHN
Dr Kate Lynch
Head of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Department, CALHN
Ms Kate Turpin
Nurse practitioner - Long term follow up/transition, WCHN
Dr Kenneth Hooper
Head of Unit, Southern Youth Mental Health Service, SALHN
Dr Kerry Whannel
GP Consultant, SALHN
Mrs Marie Capelle
Team Leader, Metropolitan Youth Health Elizabeth
Dr Muthuthantrige Ashani Couchman
Neuro-Urologist and Adolescent Urologist, CAHLN
A/Prof Robert Carroll
Renal Consultant Transition and Young Adult Renal Clinics, WCHN and CALHN
Mr Steven Wright
Executive Manager, Youth Services, Sonder, Edinburgh North and Adelaide
Ms Sujata Mylvaganam
Coordinator Youth Mental Health Consultation Liaison Service, Rural and Remote Mental Health Service
Mr Tim Crowley
Nursing Director, Manager - Acute and Statewide Services, Nurse Practitioner Complex Care & Trauma Mental Health Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Ms Usha Ritchie
Associate Director of Pharmacy, CALHN


More information

You can stay up to date with what is hap­pen­ing in the Statewide Ado­les­cent Tran­si­tion Care Clin­i­cal Net­work by sign­ing up to receive email news at CEIH.​AdolescentTransition@​sa.​gov.​au or con­tact Katie Tay­lor on (08) 8226 6962.