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Better emergency healthcare for older South Australians

Older people needing emergency or urgent healthcare now have an alternative to ambulance and ER waiting times in major hospitals.

Published: 29 March 2024
  • sa
  • 29 March 2024
  • The Plug-In/Flinders University

In response to pressure in the health system, the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network (SALHN) and Flinders University has partnered to provide urgent healthcare – CARE service – at the REPAT for people aged 65+, and Aboriginal Elders and families living in southern Adelaide.

This service is referral-based by South Australian Ambulance Service (SAAS), giving eligible consumers the option of using the CARE service for urgent medical attention as an alternative to attending Emergency Departments in southern Adelaide.