A Fearless fight for health and care

The shortage of skilled workers in the health care sector, especially in regional areas, will be the topic of the 11th Fearless Conversation, to be held on Wednesday 3 November at 10.30am.

Flinders University’s Professor of Health Economics Julie Ratcliffe will be joined by COTA South Australia chief executive Jane Mussared and Wellbeing SA chief executive Lyn Dean to discuss the best ways to assist the state’s health and care sectors.

Hosted by The Advertiser’s health reporter Brad Crouch, the panel will also discuss mental health, ambulance ramping and the importance of preventative care.

The panel will also focus on the relaxation of border restrictions on 23 November, and the impact of the possible arrival of more COVID-19 cases on the sectors.

Ms Mussared says that addressing other health issues, along with ensuring the wider population’s ongoing wellbeing, cannot be forgotten as the state prepares for a new round of COVID-19 challenges.

“The critical thing is that for those people with underlying health issues – no matter whether they are older people, or of any age group – there will need to be some extra caution,” she says.

“We’ll need to make sure that people’s holistic health is supported, and make sure we don’t just focus on COVID-19.”

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