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Chronic Disease Oral Health Pilot Project

A Chronic Disease Oral Health Service has been established at Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH), with a dental officer and oral health therapist. The service provides an expedited course of dental care with a strong focus on oral hygiene for chronic disease patients. A referral pathway to this clinic has been implemented using a referral form that is completed by chronic disease services....
Royal North Shore Hospital
Added: 18 May 2015
Last updated: 25 May 2015

Smoothing the Way for Central Venous Access Device Insertions: Reducing road-bumps for cancer patients

Approximately 50 CVADs are inserted per month by CVAD Procedural Clinical Nurse Consultants (CNC) at SVH. By implementing small-scale changes within the hospital, SVH has been able to reduce the usual incident rate for CVAD patient bookings from one in five at the beginning of 2014, to one in 20 by the end of the year.
St Vincent's Hospital
Added: 4 May 2015
Last updated: 18 May 2015

NSW Forensic Patient Needs and Services Project

This project conducted a detailed examination of forensic mental health services in NSW and assessed the needs of current forensic patients, to see whether they are being met. This information will inform the need for service reform and development.
Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network
Added: 4 May 2015
Last updated: 18 May 2015

Multidisciplinary Teams in Focus: Improving the Journey of the Person with Complex Needs

This project aims to enhance multidisciplinary teamwork in a rural hospital, by ensuring that acute ward and community health staff participate in care planning for admitted patients and improve the interface between the acute settings and community health services.
Deniliquin Health Service
Added: 4 May 2015
Last updated: 4 May 2015

Decreasing Tissue Retention in Coronial Autopsies

This project examined the issue of coronial autopsy tissue retention and implemented policies and practices that reduced the amount of tissue retained and the proportion of autopsy cases where tissue was retained, without decreasing the quality of service provided.
NSW Health Pathology
Added: 1 May 2015
Last updated: 15 May 2015

Fit for Work

This project aims to reduce overall sick leave rates of Mid North Coast Local Health District (MNCLHD) staff by introducing a ‘Fitness Passport’ program, which targets 850 staff and encourages them to attend a gym on a regular basis.
Mid North Coast Local Health District
Added: 1 May 2015
Last updated: 15 May 2015

eSURG: Streamlining the Admission Process for Surgery at St George Hospital

The project will improve the Recommendation for Admission process for patients undergoing upper gastrointestinal surgery. The solutions developed will simplify the process for patients, surgeons and admissions staff by reducing inefficiencies and unnecessary delays.
St George Hospital
Added: 20 April 2015
Last updated: 22 April 2015

Sugar S.N.A.P – Supporting the Needs of Aboriginal People

This Dubbo Diabetes Integrated Care Project works across sectors to ensure an integrated approach to the care of Aboriginal people with diabetes. Fundamental to this approach is giving Aboriginal people an authentic voice in the way care is delivered to them.
Western NSW Local Health District
Added: 20 April 2015
Last updated: 22 April 2015

Ready, Set, Go! Effective Discharge Planning at St Vincent’s Hospital

This project implemented a range of tools to reduce discharge delays at every stage of the patient journey, reducing length of stay and improving patient satisfaction and access to inpatient beds.
St Vincent's Hospital
Added: 20 April 2015
Last updated: 22 April 2015

Re-ACT: Redesigning Allergy Care Together for Children

This project is developing streamlined health pathways, improving operational systems, standardising diagnostic services and developing an education framework for health professionals to provide integrated care for children with diagnosed or potential food allergies.
Sydney Children's Hospital Network
Added: 17 April 2015
Last updated: 22 April 2015
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2015 Apr

Evaluation: what to consider

13 April 2015
The Health Foundation

2015 Apr

Using communications approaches to spread improvement

13 April 2015
The Health Foundation

2015 Jan

Doing things better without adding hours to the day

14 January 2015
Health News from HealthCanal.com

2014 Oct

WIHI: Better Care and Better Value for Hip and Knee Replacement

25 October 2014
Institute for Healthcare Improvement

2014 Oct

Using Real-Time Demand Capacity Management to Improve Hospitalwide Patient Flow

24 October 2014
Institute for Healthcare Improvement