Urgent Care

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


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.

Clinical Lead

Dr Caroline Phegan

Steering Committee

Adam Govier
Allied Health Lead, Acute and Urgent Care, Central Adelaide Local Health Network
Alice Bourke
Clinical 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
Clinical Lead and Chair, Statewide Urgent Care Clinical Network

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.