Urgent Care

Our Statewide Urgent Care Clin­i­cal Net­work is com­mit­ted to sup­port­ing urgent, unplanned, non life-threat­en­ing care.

Goals 

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

  • con­sumer centred
  • achieved by col­lab­o­rat­ing with the rel­e­vant health­care professionals
  • results in clin­i­cal­ly appro­pri­ate care at the right place in the right timeframe
  • links the con­sumer into appro­pri­ate fol­low up services.

Our aims are to improve access to urgent care for:

  • con­sumers aged over 75
  • those suf­fer­ing from men­tal health emergencies
  • peo­ple liv­ing in rur­al areas who require ser­vices in metro areas.

We’ll do this by col­lab­o­rat­ing with rel­e­vant health­care pro­fes­sionals to find the right care in the right place at the right time.

Apply to become our Clin­i­cal Net­work Lead

We’re look­ing for a new Clin­i­cal Lead for the Statewide Urgent Care Clin­i­cal Network.

This unique oppor­tu­ni­ty will enable the suc­cess­ful appli­cant to pro­vide lead­er­ship and share inno­va­tions and improve­ments in urgent, unex­pect­ed and non-life threat­en­ing care across the South Aus­tralian health­care system. 

Appli­ca­tions close 15th Octo­ber 2021.

For more infor­ma­tion about the role and how to apply, read:

Statewide Urgent Care Clinical Network Steering Committee
Adam Govi­er
Allied Health Lead, Acute and Urgent Care, Cen­tral Ade­laide Local Health Network
Alice Bourke
Lead Geri­atric Med­i­cine, Roy­al Ade­laide Hospital
Andrew Tay­lor
Nurse Unit Man­ag­er, Emer­gency Depart­ment, Port Pirie Hospital
Emi­ly Roxburgh
Gen­er­al Prac­ti­tion­er, Belair
Fiona Mar­grie
Nurs­ing Direc­tor, Wom­en’s and Chil­dren’s Health Network
Jane Pap­pin
Pop up Com­mu­ni­ty Care Provider
John Williams
Gen­er­al Prac­ti­tion­er, Port Lincoln
Kate Clarke
Oper­a­tions Man­ag­er, SA Ambu­lance Service
Kate Dewar
Emer­gency Nurse Prac­ti­tion­er, Roy­al Ade­laide Hospital

Leanne Tos­sel

Nurs­ing Direc­tor, North­ern Ade­laide Local Health Network
Lyn White­way
Con­sumer Representative
Mal­colm Higgins
Emer­gency Physi­cian, Wom­en’s and Chil­dren’s Health Network
Mark Mor­phett
Emer­gency Physi­cian, South­ern Ade­laide Local Health Network
Tom Souls­by
Med­ical Lead Acute and Urgent Care, The Queen Eliz­a­beth Hospital
Dr Car­o­line Phegan
Lead and Chair, Statewide Urgent Care Clin­i­cal Network

Lead

Dr Caroline Phegan

Terms of reference

Contact Us

For more infor­ma­tion about the Statewide Urgent Care Clin­i­cal Net­work con­tact our Clin­i­cal Net­work Advi­sor, Bodie.​Thorpe@​sa.​gov.​au.