The Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2020 – 2025 informs the work, priorities and direction for the public health system for the next five years. This new direction emphasises the importance of keeping people healthy and refocuses our energy on prevention, promotion and early intervention initiatives, as well as expanding our service capacity in community settings to support people to avoid unnecessary interactions with the hospital sector.
Building on the previous SA Health Strategic Plan 2017 – 2020, there is a stronger focus on delivering better public health services to the community. It supports greater accountability at the local service level, delivery of more out-of-hospital services and greater emphasis on investing in the right areas to reduce the pressures on the health system.
The strategy comes from deep analysis of current and growing demands, along with extensive community and stakeholder consultation and seeks to inform the work of DHW, the 10 LHNs, Statewide Clinical Support Services, SAAS, SA Dental Service, Prison Health and DASSA.
As the State grows it will move to a health system that is innovative and where technology and research is valued and supported. It will also recognise and accommodate our people’s diversity to ensure that outcomes are measured and transparently reported. The health workforce will be appropriately trained, motivated and supported to deliver exemplary services to communities. The Strategy sets out our intention to build these capabilities quickly.