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Doctors "lost control" of patients at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital emergency department after a planned IT system shutdown, a South Australian Salaried Medical Officers' Association report says. Photo: Tony Lewis / InDaily
News

Doctors "lost control of ED" after planned EPAS shutdown: union

Doctors lost control of an Adelaide emergency department after the hospital’s electronic patient health records system was switched off at the start of the hospital’s busiest day, a union inspection report says.

Local

Health slammed, systemic change urged in blackout review

UPDATED: A combination of human error and entrenched systemic failure has been blamed for the failure of backup generators at Flinders and Port Augusta hospitals during September’s statewide blackout, while a broader review of the emergency response warns against “ad-hoc and inconsistent” response protocols, recommending sweeping changes.

Opinion

Transforming Health: the questions that need answers

It is now eight months since the release of the Transforming Health (TH) proposals for a massive overhaul of our health system. Since then, we have been given little information about how these proposed changes, particularly, the closure of the Repat, will be accomplished and accommodated within the existing hospital system.