Adelaide Primary Health Network’s (Adelaide PHN) Annual Report highlights our achievements across the 2020/21 year. Use the side menu to view information from our priority areas or use the search bar to quickly find what you’re looking for.
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Marni Naa Pudni “Welcome”
We acknowledge the Kaurna peoples who are the traditional Custodians of the Adelaide region. We pay tribute to their physical and spiritual connection to land, waters and community, enduring now as it has been throughout time. We pay respect to them, their culture and to Elders past and present. We would also like to acknowledge and pay our respects to those Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from other Nations who live, work, travel and contribute on Kaurna Country.
A note on language: the term Aboriginal is used hereafter in this annual report as an all-encompassing term for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and cultures.
Working together with our team
We have an incredible team working at Adelaide PHN. Find out more about our team and the work we’ve achieved in the past year below.
Tom Symonds, Chair of Board
It has been an honoured journey to complete my first year serving as Chair of the Adelaide PHN Board and what a year it has been! 2020-2021 has been a year of continued challenges for all of us. More than ever, the words and deeds of care, compassion and community have been so important as we battle through the pandemic together...
Michelle McKay, CEO
It has been a privilege to spend the first few months of my time as CEO absorbing the great work underway by the organisation, our commissioned service providers, and primary care services across Adelaide. Our staff, Board, members, partners, and stakeholders share a united focus on working towards a healthier Adelaide, and I am proud to be part of what I have witnessed...
Working to our priorities
Across the 2020/21 year, we commissioned a total of 119 contracts worth over $48 million dollars. This is a 10% increase compared to the last financial year.
A highlight of our achievements across our priority areas can be explored below.
Alcohol and Other
Alcohol and Other Drugs is a national priority in which we aim to build a person centred, collaborative and integrated alcohol and other drug treatment system that improves access and outcomes and reduces inequity
Aboriginal Health is a national priority in which we aim to work together to address health inequities for Aboriginal people and increase access to culturally appropriate services
Aged Care is a national priority in which we aim to facilitate and establish person- centred services that enable and empower older people, with the involvement of their families and carers, to live well and independently in our community
Adelaide PHN has played a vital role in the South Australian COVID-19 response, a role that has been unique across the Australian setting and contributed to our state’s success in reducing the spread of COVID-19 and flattening the curve
General Practice and Digital Health
Digital Health is a national priority in which we aim to use technology to connect our community to health.
Health Workforce is a national priority in which we aim to develop and sustain those working in primary health care across our region
An integrated care approach ensures we are addressing individual experience, our population’s health needs, our local care teams’ wellbeing as well as reducing the overall cost of health care for both the individual and the health care system
Mental Health is a national priority in which we aim to build a person centred, collaborative and integrated primary mental health care system that improved access and outcomes and reduces inequity