Surgical and Perioperative Care

We are estab­lish­ing a new Statewide Sur­gi­cal and Peri­op­er­a­tive Care Clin­i­cal Network.


To pro­vide over­sight and sup­port for the Statewide Clin­i­cal Net­work, in iden­ti­fy­ing and address­ing key sys­tem pri­or­i­ties that may both pre­vent the require­ment for sur­gi­cal ser­vices and improve expe­ri­ence and out­comes for all South Aus­tralians by ensur­ing access, appro­pri­ate­ness and effi­cien­cy across their sur­gi­cal journey.


The Sur­gi­cal and Peri­op­er­a­tive Care Net­work aims to:

  • Improve out­comes and expe­ri­ences for all South Aus­tralians across the sur­gi­cal journey
  • Decrease the require­ment for sur­gi­cal services.

Cur­rent work

The Steer­ing Com­mit­tee was estab­lished in Feb­ru­ary 2021. Mem­bers have iden­ti­fied key issues and advised on poten­tial inter­ven­tions and initiatives.

The themes of the ear­ly pri­or­i­ty areas are:

  • Stan­dard­ised refer­ral path­ways and processes
  • Opti­mised the­atre utilisation
  • Coun­try and metro interface
  • Pre­ha­bil­i­ta­tion and opti­mi­sa­tion for surgery
  • Stream­lin­ing access to post surgery services.

Mem­bers are cur­rent­ly under­tak­ing an envi­ron­men­tal scan to deter­mine what cur­rent work is occur­ring and data review and lit­er­a­ture search is being under­tak­en, which will inform the net­work’s next steps.

Statewide Surgical and Perioperative Care Clinical Network Steering Committee
Ms Aman­da Waters

Reg­is­tered Nurse and Peri­op­er­a­tive Man­ag­er, Wal­la­roo Hospital

Dr Ben­jamin Teague
Gen­er­al Sur­geon, North­ern Ade­laide Local Health Network
Dr Bian­ca Wong
Peri­op­er­a­tive Geri­a­tri­cian, North­ern Ade­laide Local Health Network
Dr Chetan Pradhan
Con­sul­tant Sur­geon & Direc­tor of Surgery, River­land Gen­er­al Hos­pi­tal Lead at Surgery, Rur­al Sup­port Service
Dr Conor Marron
Con­sul­tant Vas­cu­lar Sur­geon, Cen­tral Ade­laide and North­ern Ade­laide Local Health Networks
Ms Caitlin Davis

Dietit­ian, Flinders Med­ical Cen­tre, South­ern Ade­laide Local Health Network

Mrs Emma Lyndon
CEO/​Director of Nurs­ing at Ade­laide Day Surgery
A/​Prof Jayme Bennetts
Direc­tor, Car­dio­tho­racic Sur­gi­cal Unit, South­ern Ade­laide Local Health Network
Dr Kathryn Materne
GP at Dul­wich Fam­i­ly Practice
Dr Phillip Gribble
Coun­try GP / Anaes­thet­ic Advi­sor at Clare Med­ical Centre
Ms Robyn Holtham
Con­sumer representative
Dr Samuel Gluck
Med­ical Admin­is­tra­tion, North­ern Ade­laide Local Health Network
Dr Shiv­an­gi Jog
Gen­er­al and Trau­ma Sur­geon, Cen­tral Ade­laide Local Health Network
Dr Simon Macklin
Senior Spe­cial­ist, Depart­ment of Anaes­the­sia, Cen­tral Ade­laide Local Health Network
Dr Sophie Plagakis
Con­sul­tant Med­ical Offi­cer, Sur­gi­cal and Peri­op­er­a­tive Med­i­cine, South­ern Ade­laide Local Health Network
Mr Tony Van Vugt
Con­sumer representative


Dr Phil Worley

Steering Committee


More information

You can stay up to date with what is hap­pen­ing in the Statewide Sur­gi­cal and Peri­op­er­a­tive Care Clin­i­cal Net­work by sign­ing up to receive email news at CEIH.​SurgicalPerioperative@​sa.​gov.​au or con­tact our Clin­i­cal Net­work Advi­sor, Anthea.​Hamilton@​sa.​gov.​au.