DEVELOPING a local health workforce, improved care for Riverland communities and a focus on mental health are some of the priorities of a newly-released regional health strategy.
A RIVERLAND aged care service is on the cutting-edge of medical technology, taking part in a trial of COVID-19 prevention technology.
BIRTHING services – currently suspended – could cease permanently at Waikerie Hospital if efforts to recruit specialised staff fail.
A LOCAL registered nurse became the first person in the Riverland to receive the Pfizer vaccine in Renmark last Wednesday.
THE Riverland’s first COVID-19 vaccines are set to arrive in the region next week, with the Riverland General Hospital receiving an $11,000 storage freezer yesterday.
CONTINUAL improvement is credited with earning two Barmera aged care facilities re-accreditation, despite failing to meet compliance on several Aged Care Quality Standards.
THE relatively low number of babies born at Waikerie Hospital – believed to be around 30 last year – could be impacting the facility’s ability to retain midwifery staff and its chances of resuming birthing services.
SUSPENSION of birthing services at the Waikerie Hospital could continue past the scheduled reopening date while staff are sourced, according to a health network chief executive.