Hospital Demand Management Plan

Our hospitals continue to see a consistent increase in the number of patients presenting to our emergency departments, and peaks in demand for hospital services are no longer limited to the winter season.

As a result, SA Health has developed a year-round hospital demand portal, which will be updated regularly with new strategies and initiatives aimed at managing this demand.

This portal will provide quarterly updates about the strategies that have recently been introduced, and those that we’re planning to implement, to manage patient flow across the public health system.

There are also links to information on the preventative measures that the community can take to minimise illness throughout the year, and alternative care options for non-life threatening injuries and illnesses as opposed to presenting to a hospital emergency department.

Alternative care options for non-life threatening injuries and illnesses.
Information and advice on how to stay well during the year.
Information on the hospital demand strategies we are planning to implement this quarter.