EDs Are For Emergencies Campaign Launched Across SA

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A new campaign urging South Aussies to keep emergency departments for emergencies has been launched by the State Government.

The EDs are for Emergencies campaign is hoped to assist hospitals and health care workers as they face enormous winter pressure, coupled with a new covid strain which modelling has predicted is heading towards a mid-July spike.

To support the health system across the state, a Winter Demand Strategy has also been implemented, which includes opening extra beds and providing more care in the community, including flu shots, so people can avoid the need to go to hospital.

For minor illness or injury, residents are encouraged to visit their local GP, pharmacist, after-hours clinic, or virtual care service.

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