Ensure Sleep Laboratory services continue in the new Royal Adelaide Hospital
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Hospital managers are considering not re-locating the current Sleep Laboratory to the new Royal Adelaide Hospital. An onsite Sleep Laboratory is an essential facility in a modern hospital. It is a vital part of a complete diagnostic and treatment service addressing the needs of the 1 in 3 Australians who suffer from respiratory illnesses and nearly 1 in 10 Australian adults with sleep disorders. While home sleep studies can now be performed satisfactorily in many patients, advanced age, frailty and the high prevalence of severe co-morbidities in public hospital patients dictates the need for supervised onsite sleep studies in as many as 50% of patients. The new Royal Adelaide Hospital needs a Sleep Laboratory to ensure no reduction in service to the community.
Please add your voice to urge the South Australian Government to ensure Royal Adelaide Hospital continues to have a Sleep Laboratory facility.
This petition has been created by the Sleep Health Foundation, together with Australian sleep disorder support groups - Sleep Disorders Australia, Narcolepsy Australia and Hypersomnolence Australia - in the interests of patients (current and future) with sleep disorders.
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