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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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This information was originally published on healthdirect - SA Health.

Last reviewed: December 2012

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There are many different types of Legionella bacteria found in the environment. Legionnaires’ disease from water is usually caused by the species Legionella pneumophila.

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Measles, Mumps And Rubella (MMR) Vaccine | SA Health

Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine recommendations, possible side effects and how to reduce the side effects

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Roseola | SA Health

Roseola is caused by human herpes virus-6 (HHV-6) - almost all children have been infected by the age of two

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Worms | SA Health

Worms are bowel parasites - threadworm is the most common - worm eggs can survive up to 2 weeks in the environment and infect other people

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Heat-Related Illness Signs, Symptoms And Treatment | SA Health

The signs and treatment for heat-related illness, heat exhaustion and heatstroke.

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Stop The Spread | SA Health

Links to useful information for the 2020 Stop The Spread campaign. Includes links for the community and health professionals.

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Healthy Eating At Different Ages And Stages | SA Health

Healthy eating at different ages and stages - healthy eating and lifestyle for your particular stage in life - what food our bodies need

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Hand Hygiene | SA Health

Hand hygiene refers to any method which effectively removes soil and any harmful germs.

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Infectious diseases | SA Health

Infectious diseases in children and adults - description, treatment, prevention, symptoms, notification and control in South Australia

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Healthy mind | SA Health

Information on how to maintain a healthy emotional state.

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