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Premier Jay Weatherill, police commissioner Grant Stevens and SES chief Chris Beattie addressing media during September's statewide blackout. Photo: David Mariuz / AAP

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.


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.