South Australia is implementing the COVID-19 Phone Surveillance Program to Support the Vulnerability

The South Australian Government has spent $ 2.3 million ($ 1.65 million) to call COVID-19 twice daily to vulnerable residents and establish a new telephone surveillance program to provide adequate support during home quarantine. did.

and Media release On Tuesday, Prime Minister Stephen Marshall from the COVID Home Phone Surveillance Program Well-being SA Is enhancing the support already provided by the COVID Response Care Team (CRCT) in monitoring South Australians vulnerable to COVID-19.

“As more South Australians become infected with COVID, studies show that at least 95 percent of them can safely complete 10 days of quarantine at home,” he said. ..

“This new phone surveillance program helps people in need of a little more help at home while they are isolated to do the right thing and protect the health of other South Australians.”

Wellbeing SA is a separate body from the Department for Health and Wellbeing, with a vision to create a balanced system of health and well-being that supports the improvement of physical, mental and social well-being in South Australia. The focus is on disease prevention.

Marshall said that as well as monitoring a person’s overall health and well-being. The program will provide advice and assistance as needed, as well as examine your ability to access food, medicine and other important services.

In addition to providing new telephone services, Wellbeing SA will begin hospitalization for COVID-19 patients My home hospitalProvides hospital-level care to home-based patients in the form of doctors, nurses, emergency medical professionals, blood tests, dosing, some x-rays, and, as needed, diet and personal care.

Lindeen, CEO of Well-Being SA, said COVID-19 people could first be evaluated for health and well-being by CRCT and then referred to a telephone surveillance program. I did.

“The program has been referred by CRCT, which assesses whether it is at high risk or vulnerable to getting sick during the quarantine period,” she said.

The person then undergoes a detailed evaluation over the phone and then calls, usually twice a day, to see what is needed for safe quarantine over that period.

“People who develop unmanageable clinical concerns at home or need urgent clinical reviews are escalated to the CRCT team for management and closer monitoring,” Dean said.

This is because the number of active COVID-19 cases in South Australia has increased to 30,641 and 287 have been hospitalized for infectious diseases.

Steve Milne