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Response to the Review of the Health Care Act 2008

The South Australian Council of Social Service and our health consortium partners welcomed the opportunity to provide commentary and contribute to the independent review of the Health Care Act 2008 (HCA).

The purpose indicated for the Review was to consider the operation of the Health Care Act 2008 (HCA), with a focus on the reforms to the governance of the South Australian public health system which commenced on 1 July 2019, including a focus on the extent to which the new governance and accountability framework has achieved its expected benefits in line with the objects and principles of the HCA.

This submission provides a summary of our key areas of concern. In the submission, SACOSS and our partner organisations called for a more collaborative approach to developing and designing health care service systems and policies, taking into proper account the social determinants of health and the real drivers of health costs, among a range of other issues and challenges discussed.

Download: Joint submission by SACOSS and Consortium partners in Response to the Review of the Health Care Act 2008


Published Date: 
Tuesday, 31 August 2021