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What a Difference a Date Will Make

What a Difference a Date Will Make

Various services in the local area were concerned about the increase in young adolescents presenting in crisis, with either potential self-harm or harm to others. Police and ambulance workers were often required to intervene, and emergency department beds used. This project aims to reduce the waitlist time for a multidisciplinary diagnostic assessment for older school age and adolescent children, by 25% by March 2018....
Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District
Added: 26 September 2018
Last updated: 11 October 2018
Shared Clinical Review Across Four Rural Health Services

Shared Clinical Review Across Four Rural Health Services

A project to implement a shared mortality and morbidity clinical review process across four small rural health services in northeast Victoria. The project includes development of standardised tools and the formation of a collaborative clinical review forum to help address the common risks experienced by patients in care at small rural health services in the region.
Albury Wodonga Health
Added: 26 September 2018
Last updated: 6 November 2018
Clinical History on Emergency X-Ray Referrals

Clinical History on Emergency X-Ray Referrals

Incomplete clinical history information on emergency x-ray referrals can lead to insufficient imaging, missed pathologies, longer time spent in emergency and higher radiation doses. This project aims to ensure that a concise clinical history is included on every emergency x-ray referral at the Cowra Health Service. This will enable accurate imaging and diagnostic reporting and lead to the best possible outcome for patients....
Western NSW Local Health District
Added: 17 September 2018
Last updated: 1 October 2018
Flow of Emergency Theatre Cases at Hornsby

Flow of Emergency Theatre Cases at Hornsby

This project will improve the safety and efficiency of the emergency surgical patient journey.
Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital
Added: 17 September 2018
Last updated: 1 October 2018
Optimising Pre-operative Patient Blood Management

Optimising Pre-operative Patient Blood Management

Wollongong Hospital implemented a program to optimise the pre-operative haemoglobin and iron stores of patients undergoing major elective colorectal, upper gastrointestinal tract and orthopaedic surgery. This will prevent avoidable blood transfusions and their complications, along the patient peri-operative journey.
Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District
Added: 27 August 2018
Last updated: 30 August 2018
When’s it my turn? The Maitland Hospital Paediatric Ambulatory Care Service

When’s it my turn? The Maitland Hospital Paediatric Ambulatory Care Service

The project focuses on the referral, waitlist and appointment booking processes of the Maitland Hospital Paediatric Ambulatory Care Service to deliver timely, efficient and effective care to children.
The Maitland Hospital
Added: 27 August 2018
Last updated: 30 August 2018
Unlocking Care: Improving Access to GP Services in Adult Correctional Centres

Unlocking Care: Improving Access to GP Services in Adult Correctional Centres

The Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network is implementing six identified solutions to improve access to general practitioner services in correctional centres across NSW.
Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network
Added: 22 August 2018
Last updated: 30 August 2018
We can’t prevent falls! A myth-busting falls prevention initiative in Wagga Wagga and Gundagai

We can’t prevent falls! A myth-busting falls prevention initiative in Wagga Wagga and Gundagai

Falls are a major health issue for older people, and falls prevention is a high priority for the Murrumbidgee Local Health District. This project implemented changes to improve the quality and safety of patient care by reducing the number of falls, harm from falls, and associated increase in length of stay at the orthopaedic ward of Wagga Wagga Base Hospital and Gundagai Multipurpose Service....
Murrumbidgee Local Health District
Added: 20 August 2018
Last updated: 30 August 2018
Break Down: Improving Secondary Fracture Prevention

Break Down: Improving Secondary Fracture Prevention

While local specialist services are available to help prevent secondary fracture, in the Richmond area, only 10% of those at risk are being assessed. This project will improve identification and referral for at-risk patients and help improve patient awareness of the risk of secondary fracture.
Lismore Base Hospital
Added: 20 August 2018
Last updated: 30 August 2018
Improving Access to Non-Acute Mental Health Beds

Improving Access to Non-Acute Mental Health Beds

This project creates efficiencies in the provision of non-acute mental health beds across the Northern Sydney Local Health District by improving referral and communication processes and providing a better overall experience for patients and staff.
Macquarie Hospital
Added: 20 August 2018
Last updated: 30 August 2018