Allied and scientific health
Allied and Scientific Health Office
SA Health has over 5000 Allied and Scientific Health Professionals who provide a range of diagnostic, technical and therapeutic services to South Australians.
The Allied and Scientific Health Office (ASHO), informs, guides and advocates for SA Health's allied and scientific health workforce.
Allied and scientific health professions include:
- art therapy
- cardiac physiology
- dental therapy
- exercise physiology
- genetic counselling
- grant funded scientists
- medical scientists
- music therapy
- nuclear medicine technology
- nutrition and dietetics
- occupational therapy
- orthotics and prosthetics
- radiation therapy
- social work
- speech pathology.
ASHO provides support as required to allied and scientific support staff such as allied health assistants and technical officers.
Allied and Scientific Health Position Statement
The Allied and Scientific Health Position Statement (PDF 371KB) outlines four key domains through which the allied and scientific health professions contribute to the health of South Australians, and highlights the role of the ASHO in supporting and advocating for these professions.
This position statement can be utilised to support communication with a range of stakeholders, to promote an understanding of the role of allied and scientific health professions and the value contributed by this group of professions.
Allied and Scientific Health Office (ASHO)
Office for Professional Leadership, SA Health
Postal address: 11 Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide SA 5000