Statewide Urgent and Emergent Care Clinical Network

Estab­lished in 2019, the Statewide Urgent Care Clin­i­cal Net­work is com­mit­ted to sup­port­ing urgent, unplanned, non life-threat­en­ing care.

Cur­rent Focus

  • Emer­gency Care Subcommittee
  • Form­ing a Pri­ma­ry Care Subcommittee
  • Part­ner­ship with SA Vir­tu­al Care Ser­vice to devel­op and imple­ment care models
  • Improv­ing region­al area access to senior clin­i­cal deci­sion sup­port and trans­fer to metro care

Hear from Dr Ruth Holmes about the Statewide Urgent Care Clin­i­cal Net­work as part of the 2022 CEIH Con­ver­sa­tion Series

Statewide Urgent and Emer­gent Care Clin­i­cal Net­work Vision and Mission

Statewide col­lab­o­ra­tion in the approach to urgent and emer­gent care that puts the com­mu­ni­ty needs at the cen­tre and enhances time­ly and equi­table access to urgent & emer­gent care in the most appro­pri­ate setting.

Our mis­sion is to have opti­mal usage of avail­able resources that is com­mu­ni­ty cen­tered, whilst apply­ing new and inno­v­a­tive strate­gies to improve efficiency.

Statewide Urgent and Emer­gent Care Net­work Goals

We’re com­mit­ted to pro­vid­ing urgent, unex­pect­ed, non-life threat­ening care that is based on peo­ples’ expe­riences, that:

  • Puts the needs of the com­mu­ni­ty at the centre
  • Has a diverse statewide net­work rep­re­sent­ing all aspects of Urgent and Emer­gent Care
  • Acts as a con­duit through which poli­cies, pro­to­cols and guide­lines are reviewed and endorsed by broad Urgent and Emer­gent com­mu­ni­ty representation
  • Estab­lish­es an envi­ron­ment where mean­ing­ful col­lab­o­ra­tions between essen­tial stake­hold­ers exists, in order to com­bat the siloes that exist in healthcare
  • Advo­cates for, and keep­ing the focus on, time­ly, equi­table access to care
  • Active­ly engages in strate­gic plan­ning for statewide or rel­e­vant local ini­tia­tives in the urgent and emer­gent care landscape.

Statewide Urgent and Emer­gent Care Clin­i­cal Net­work Steer­ing Com­mit­tee members

Dr Ruth Holmes

  • Dr Ruth Holmes (Clin­i­cal Lead)
  • Jess Gan­non
  • Dr Alice Bourke
  • Allan Per­ri­am
  • Andrew Tay­lor
  • Dr Angela Travis
  • Dr Car­o­line Phegan
  • Dr Eleanor MacDougall
  • Dr Eleanor Wilson
  • Dr Emi­ly Gibson
  • Fiona Margie
  • Jane Pap­pin
  • Jason Wal­ters
  • Dr John Williams
  • Kate Clarke
  • Kel­ly Stewart
  • Lyn­da Whiteway
  • Dr Mal­colm Higgins
  • Dr Mark Morphett
  • Dr Melanie Smith
  • Dr Michael Edmonds

Additional Documents and Information

Have a question?

Or want to know more about the Urgent Care Statewide Clin­i­cal Net­work?
Please email CEIHUrgentcare@​sa.​gov.​au