SA Health campaign comes under fire

It's graphic with a blunt message, but when it's more of an emergency, call Health Direct, prompting a wave of criticism in the ad. They really did look unwell and I think they really need proper assessment. This $900,000 campaign is the latest government attempt to ease pressure on our stretched health system. This is transferring guilt from government to community. That is just not on. It's not the public's fault that the system is overloaded. If there are unwell, they need to go to Ed. But those on the frontline say unnecessary Ed visits aren't even an issue. Questioning why the blame of our failing hospital system is falling on the public. That hasn't been the view of our medical staff. But with raising like urgency, are you, is your government blaming the public for your governments health wise? Absolutely not. We're giving people options in terms of making choices other than having to go to an emergency department. And this is one of those options. A bulk build mental health clinic opening today in Elizabeth. This all comes as our hospitals today hit the three-week mark operating under code yellow with the system under incredible strain. The health minister says he still doesn't know when restrictions will ease. We're reviewing this on a day by day basis. But as I said, 90% of those restrictions are now lifted. And with these latest ads, there's concern S as most vulnerable will now avoid care altogether. If you're sick, you actually should go to get the care that you need. Ollie Haigh 9 News.

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