Quality accessible healthcare is vital for all South Australians, but especially people living with HIV who need timely treatment to stay healthy.
That’s why we’re concerned to hear reports from our HIV positive community that a vital Adelaide CBD HIV service, O’Brien Street General Practice who serve around 250 HIV+ patients and have supported our community for the last 30+ years, is being forced to relocate within the next 3 months when the lease for its premises expires.
A lack of consultation and communication by SA Health is understandably causing significant fear and distress amongst an already vulnerable cohort. Our communities are once again being left in the dark with no say in decisions central to their health.
As HIV positive South Australians and the sexual health services who support them currently battle with the impact of the monkeypox virus (MPXV), the timing of these changes could not be worse.
We need your help to make HIV+ South Australians heard. Sign the petition and call on SA Health to provide continuity of quality and accessible care for O’Brien Street patients.
Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN) are hosting a consumer forum on changes to the O’Brien Street General Practice.
Head along on Thursday 8 September from 11:30am to 1:00pm, online via Microsoft Teams. RSVP here.