Healthcare patients throughout the South East region will soon have a direct line to doctors in Adelaide, with Minister for Health and Wellbeing Stephen Wade announcing the introduction of the South Australian Virtual Emergency Service (SAVES) to hospitals across the State.
The program will allow country patients to conduct face to face consults with doctors based at the Rural Doctors Workforce Agency in Adelaide using video conferencing equipment.
The program is hoped to support local nurses to deliver hands on emergency care 24-hours per day.
Officials say all of SAVES doctors on board with the scheme are experienced Rural GPs.
The program will be rolled out to health facilities in Burra; Peterborough, Riverton, Kingston, Penola and Millicent.
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