Statewide Surgical and Perioperative Care Clinical Network

The Sur­gi­cal and Peri­op­er­a­tive Care Clin­i­cal Net­work was estab­lished in 2021, with the aim to iden­ti­fy, address and improve key sys­tem pri­or­i­ties for South Aus­tralians requir­ing sur­gi­cal services.

Cur­rent Projects

  • Devel­op­ing statewide guide­lines to improve sur­gi­cal out­comes for South Aus­tralians with improved pre-sur­gi­cal optimisation
  • Stan­dard­ised refer­ral path­ways and processes
  • Stream­lin­ing access to post surgery services
  • Look­ing to address the mis­match between capac­i­ty and demand for emer­gency surgery
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

Lead

Dr Phil Worley

Statewide Sur­gi­cal and Peri­op­er­a­tive Care Clin­i­cal Net­work Vision

To iden­ti­fy and address 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.

Statewide Sur­gi­cal and Peri­op­er­a­tive Care Clin­i­cal Net­work Goal

The Sur­gi­cal and Peri­op­er­a­tive Care Net­work aims to improve health out­comes and expe­ri­ences for all South Aus­tralians across the sur­gi­cal jour­ney, and to decrease the require­ment for sur­gi­cal services.

Additional Documents and Information

More information

Have a ques­tion or want to know more about the Sur­gi­cal Peri­op­er­a­tive Statewide Clin­i­cal Net­work?
Please email CEIH.​SurgicalPerioperative@​sa.​gov.​au