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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
Sterilising and Perioperative Clinical Redesign

Sterilising and Perioperative Clinical Redesign

The project team identified an opportunity to enhance the patient experience at Concord Hospital by increasing operational efficiency between the sterilising department and operating theatres. Following a review, a range of recommendations were implemented to improve inter-departmental communication and processes, streamline workflows, and enhance workforce morale.
Concord Repatriation General Hospital
Added: 20 August 2018
Last updated: 30 August 2018
We’ve Got Your Back – Improving Access to Care

We’ve Got Your Back – Improving Access to Care

Wait times for patients to see a neurosurgeon at Westmead Hospital were previously as long as 12 months. By using existing clinical resources and identifying waste within the current system, patient wait times for appropriate treatment of back pain have been significantly reduced. The project also identified an opportunity to increase revenue by up to $450,000 per annum.
Westmead Hospital
Added: 15 August 2018
Last updated: 30 August 2018
Improving the Patient Journey for Mothers having an Elective Caesarean

Improving the Patient Journey for Mothers having an Elective Caesarean

Nepean Hospital established an Obstetric Pre-anaesthetic Assessment Clinic for high-risk obstetric patients and those undergoing an elective caesarean section. Anaesthetists at the clinic assess the patient and explain anaesthetic procedures in a way that allows patients to give informed consent.
Nepean Hospital
Added: 11 July 2018
Last updated: 25 July 2018
Community Eye Care in Western Sydney

Community Eye Care in Western Sydney

Community Eye Care (C-EYE-C) improved access to ophthalmology services for patients in Western Sydney, by partnering with local optometrists to conduct standardised examinations, which were then reviewed remotely by hospital ophthalmologists.
Western Sydney Local Health District
Added: 11 July 2018
Last updated: 25 July 2018