News from South Australia

Unfortunately the information evening that had been planned has been delayed by COVID- 19, but we hope when things start moving again and it is safe and appropriate to have community events we will work with the Haemophilia Treatment Centres to hold a community get together.

In the meantime, the teams led by Dr Chee Wee Tan at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and Dr Heather Tapp at the Women and Children’s Hospital are looking after everyone and available to address queries about treatment and care. 


Royal Adelaide Hospital staff and patients with bleeding disorders were saddened to see Dr Simon McRae leave in January 2020, when he relocated to Tasmania. Simon had been Director of the Royal Adelaide Hospital Haemophilia Treatment Centre (HTC) since 2008 and his untiring work with and on behalf of the bleeding disorders community has been greatly appreciated. He is replaced by Dr Yvonne Brennan, who has worked in HTCs in Sydney, and is now getting to know people in South Australia by phone.

Clinical trials at the Royal Adelaide Hospital are continuing despite staff changes. If you are interested in knowing more, contact the HTC. 


During the COVID-19 restrictions when there was a need to limit contact, a number of patient clinic reviews at the Women's & Children's Hospital were undertaken via videoconferencing. The Women's & Children's Hospital Treatment team would like to thank those families who undertook this with them enthusiastically. The team would appreciate any feedback that would help to improve their service with the addition of videoconferencing to the available options for care into the future. They encourage you to contact any of the team members to provide feedback or if you have any questions. 

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