Central Adelaide Local Health Network are consulting with ANMF (SA Branch) members regarding Sleep Services across the LHN.
The key feature of the proposal is for all overnight and day sleep studies to be carried out at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH) with two options to operationalise to the proposal:
- Option A – RAH and TQEH Sleep services to have access to TQEH Sleep Unit on designated days of the week:
- TQEH Sleep Service to have access to 6 beds, 4 nights per week
- RAH Sleep Service to have access to 6 beds, 1 night per week
- Option B – Sleep studies for patients requiring in-lab sleep studies, based on level of complexity, will be undertaken at TQEH regardless of referring specialist, and sleep studies for patients with lower levels of complexity that can be managed in an Ambulatory Setting will be undertaken by the RAH Sleep Service.
The future workforce profile will be determined once the service delivery option has been confirmed.
Members may view the proposal and the Carramar report below:
ANMF (SA Branch) members are encouraged to provide feedback to Annabelle.Randell@anmfsa.org.au by Monday 17 January.