Release date: 18/01/2023

South Australian veterans are invited to have their say to improve access to health care and support their wellbeing.

Anyone who has served in the Australian Defence Force – past or present – as well as their loved ones, families, carers, and veteran support organisations are being asked to submit their feedback on the draft SA Health Veteran Wellbeing Action Plan 2023-26 plan via YourSAy.

The plan has been developed in collaboration with the Veterans’ Health Advisory Council to improve access to health services and mental health programs, as well as streamline treatment and referral pathways and social supports.

It also details how data will be collected to help improve SA Health services for veterans.

Consultation on the draft SA Health Veteran Wellbeing Action Plan 2023-26 is open from today, Monday 16 January 2023 until Tuesday 28 February.

The veteran community is encouraged to provide feedback on the plan via a short survey, which takes approximately 10-20 minutes to complete.

Go to YourSAy SA Health Veteran Wellbeing Action Plan 2023-2026 to find out more.

Quotes

Attributable to Geoff Brock

We want to deliver the very best possible health services to all South Australians who have served.

If you are a veteran, or care for one, this is your chance to tell us what we’re getting right and where we can improve.

The YourSAy survey takes no more than 20 minutes to complete, but your responses will make a huge difference to how we shape care now and into the future.

Attributable to Executive Director Health Services Programs, Helen Chalmers

It’s so important to us that the SA Health Veteran Wellbeing Action Plan is offering the right combination of services and support for the next three years.

If you know a Veteran, or someone who cares for them, ask them to have a read, and have their say before Tuesday 28 February 2023.