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SA Health

SA Health is committed to protecting and improving the health of all South Australians by providing leadership in health reform, public health services, health and medical research, policy development and planning, with an increased focus on wellbeing, illness prevention, early intervention and quality care.

SA Health is the brand name for the health portfolio of services and agencies responsible to the Minister for Health and Ageing and the Minister for Mental Health & Substance Abuse.

The portfolio consists of the Department for Health and Ageing, Central Adelaide Local Health Network, Northern Adelaide Local Health Network, Southern Adelaide Local Health Network, Women’s and Children’s Health Network, Country Health SA Local Health Network, and SA Ambulance Service.

SA Health provides many important services to the South Australian community including:

  • public hospitals
  • metropolitan and country health service delivery
  • environmental health
  • communicable disease control
  • epidemiology
  • health promotion
  • pathology services
  • drug and alcohol services
  • emergency and ambulance
  • organ donation.

 

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Medicinal cannabis - Patient access in South Australia | SA Health

Information for patients and clinicians on how to gain access to medicinal cannabis in South Australia.

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Anthrax | SA Health

Anthrax is a potentially fatal but very rare disease in Australia and usually occurs in people who have close contact with animals or their products

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Campylobacter infection | SA Health

Campylobacter infection usually causes gastroenteritis but may lead to more serious illness. Eating contaminated food is the most frequent cause.

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Severe acute respiratory syndrome | SA Health

Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a respiratory illness caused by a virus called SARS associated coronavirus (SARS-CoV).

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Ways infectious diseases spread | SA Health

How infectious diseases spread including via air, personal contact, soiled objects, skin, mucous membranes, saliva, urine, blood, sexual contact, food and water

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Managing low back pain and sciatica | SA Health

Simple advice on managing low back pain or sciatica to assist your recovery

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Preventing food poisoning at home | SA Health

Food poisoning can be caused by eating food contaminated by bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi, or by toxins produced by them

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Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) | SA Health

Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) is a respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus (MERS-CoV) that first appeared in Saudi Arabia in 2012

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Orthodontic dental treatment | SA Health

Orthodontic dental treatment - orthodontic treatment can correct problems with crooked teeth and jaws and improve oral health.

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Conjunctivitis | SA Health

Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the lining of the eye and eyelid caused by bacteria, viruses, chemicals or allergies.

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