CARE Service at SALHN

'Making care better together for older people'

The Complex and RestorativE (CARE) service is delivered in partnership with SA Ambulance Service (SAAS).

The CARE service, staffed by specialist geriatric, nursing and allied health staff, has been specifically designed to improve care for older patients by providing alternative treatment pathways to Emergency Departments (ED) where emergency care is not required.

Research shows that Hospital ED’s are not always the best place for older or frail people to receive non-emergency care. If it’s not an Emergency, it can often be better for people to receive care at home or close to home.

The CARE team can deliver same day hospital level care to appropriate non-emergency older people, either in their homes or at the CARE centre based at the Repat Health Precinct.

The CARE centre is located in A Block at the Repat Health Precinct and has six treatment spaces and provides an alternative to ED.

The service will take advantage of the latest digital enhancements in health care, providing greater connectivity and engagement with health service providers and greater access to ongoing care for patients.

Appropriate non-emergency older patients who have called SAAS for help will be offered the services of the CARE team.

Opening hours

CARE service opening hours are as follows:

  • CARE Service - 8.00am to 10.00pm, 7 days a week. Note: triage closes at 7.00pm with last patient arrival 7.30pm.
  • CARE Service at Home - 8.30am to 8.00pm, 7 days a week.

More information

For those attending the service:

Contact us

Phone:    (08) 7425 0330
Location: Gate 3, A Block
                 Repatriation Health Precinct
                 Daws Road, Daw Park - see CARE Service Location Map (PDF 670KB)