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What's new from the Health Performance Council:

  • 15 Nov 2018: Our latest annual report, for 2017–18, was tabled in Parliament. All of our annual reports are available for download.
  • 05 Nov 2018: We published our Revisit review of South Australia’s Palliative Care Services Plan 2009‐16 with key recommendations for the Minister for Health and Wellbeing to improve end-of-life care across South Australia. For more information, see our Reports page.
  • 26 Oct 2018: We co-hosted the tenth Aboriginal Leaders' Forum. Delegates were updated on progress of priority areas in Aboriginal health identified with the Premier at the previous forum; the South Australian Aboriginal Affairs Action Plan; and Closing the Gap. For more information, see our Get involved page.
  • 05 Oct 2018: We hosted a webinar to share with stakeholders draft findings and recommendations of our post-imeplementation review of Country Health SA’s Aboriginal Community & Consumer Engagement Strategy. Find out more.
  • 13 Sep 2018: We held our regular bi-monthly meeting. This was a regional meeting, hosted at the Renmark campus of Flinders Rural Health SA. Confirmed minutes from previous bi-monthly meetings are available for download via our Meeting minutes page.
  • 12 Sep 2018: We travelled to Berri and Renmark to talk to Riverland regional leaders and stakeholders firsthand about local health system issues and population health outcomes in their region. For more information, see our Get involved page.
  • 10 Sep 2018: We completed a major refresh of our State of Our Health report, including updated information on prevalence of health risks (Chapter 3) and chronic conditions (Chapter 4) in the South Australian community. Wherever possible, data is presented over time; by SA Health local health network; by age and sex; and by socioeconomic status. 
  • 03 Sep 2018: SA Health provided its second annual update of progress against advice in our 2011-14 review.
  • 13 June 2018: We responded to the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ consultation on topics for the 2021 Census. Download our response here (PDF, 418 Kb).
  • 05 June 2018: We published our brief report into the health of people in prison in South Australia and their health outcomes compared to the rest of the population. Download the report here (PDF, 554 kB).
  • 28 May 2018: We released our sixth and final report monitoring changes in indicators of access, equity, consumer/patient experience and staff engagement before and during the period of Transforming Health. For more information, see our Reports page.

Welcome to the online home of the Government of South Australia's Health Performance Council.

We are an independent body established under the Health Care Act 2008 to support a more co-ordinated health system in South Australia.

The health system is complex. We contribute to transparency and accountability about:

  • health outcomes for South Australians, including particular population groups, which we monitor with the State of Our Health online report;
  • operation of the South Australian health system, including how it is engaging individuals and communities; and
  • any other relevant, significant issues related to the South Australian public and private health systems.

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We acknowledge the resilience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in achieving personal, family and community wellbeing despite adverse social, environmental and economic factors.