The HCA brochure is available to order online. It was designed to promote awareness of our organisation and our services. The key messages include who we are, which services we provide, and how you can become involved with us. If your organisation would benefit from having copies of our brochure available to your consumers and/or staff, you can place an order here.
Knowing there is a great deal of passion among the CAN members for primary health and prevention in both physical and mental health, HCA sent out a call for feedback on the '5 Ways to Wellbeing' creative concepts. SA Health was impressed with the quality of the feedback, and appreciated the 29 members who took the time to respond. HCA is pleased to be working with such a caring, intelligent and generous group of people. The CAN meets quarterly, and is open to anyone who has attended HCA’s Introduction to Consumer Advocacy Training. Please contact Kathy on 8231 4169 if you would like to join.
Surgeon and author Atul Gawande‘s book “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End” examines how the treatment of the elderly and the dying can be improved, an issue which was brought home for Gawande when his father was diagnosed with incurable brain cancer. You can listen to the podcast here
Palliative Care Australia has released two new online resources to make it easier for people to record and share their care wishes and preferences at the end of life. The online Dying to Talk discussion starter kit and card game were officially launched in Canberra by the Federal Minister for Health Greg Hunt during Palliative Care Week. The online card game includes an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander specific deck to provide culturally appropriate options such as visiting or dying on country. You can find out more here.
SA Ambulance Service is the main provider of ambulance services in South Australia, receiving more than 400,000 calls each year. Services are being improved under Transforming Health, with new ambulance stations and extra frontline staff. Consumers are encouraged to review their ambulance cover, as recent changes have occurred in levels and pricings of cover. You can find out more below.