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Caring for Our Carers

Caring for Our Carers

Blacktown Mount Druitt Hospital (Blacktown Campus) added Carer Zones to single rooms in its new Clinical Services Building, so carers can stay at the hospital overnight in comfort.
Blacktown Mount Druitt Hospital (Blacktown Campus)
Added: 24 July 2017
Last updated: 8 August 2017
Falls in older people with cataract: a longitudinal evaluation of impact and risk

Falls in older people with cataract: a longitudinal evaluation of impact and risk

his project identified factors associated with an increased falls risk in older people with cataract during their wait for cataract surgery.
The George Institute for Global Health, UNSW Australia
Added: 23 June 2017
Last updated: 30 June 2017
The iCareTrack Study

The iCareTrack Study

This project measured the appropriateness of eye care delivery in NSW, by developing clinical indicators and conducting an on-site record review of up to 40 optometry and ophthalmology practices across the state.
School of Optometry and Vision Science, UNSW Sydney
Added: 16 June 2017
Last updated: 16 June 2017
Mirrabrook: A Truly Smoke Free Mental Health Inpatient Unit

Mirrabrook: A Truly Smoke Free Mental Health Inpatient Unit

Mirrabrook Mental Health Unit introduced a new policy to help nicotine-dependent consumers quit smoking during their inpatient stay. It was supported by staff training, nicotine replacement therapy and carbon monoxide monitoring.
Shellharbour Hospital
Added: 29 May 2017
Last updated: 16 June 2017
The Patient’s Voice

The Patient’s Voice

Nepean Hospital provided patients in a trial ward with a template containing prompts, so they could deliver a handover of their healthcare journey once a day to nursing staff.
Nepean Hospital
Added: 24 May 2017
Last updated: 7 June 2017
Improving Lumbar Puncture Success Rates in Febrile Neonates

Improving Lumbar Puncture Success Rates in Febrile Neonates

The Children’s Hospital at Westmead developed and implemented an interdisciplinary lumbar puncture teaching package for Junior Medical Officers and nursing staff. The simulation-based teaching covered early stylet removal techniques, patient positioning, needle positioning, troubleshooting and analgesia.
The Children's Hospital at Westmead
Added: 22 May 2017
Last updated: 5 June 2017
Proactive Escalation Planning to Resolve Demand

Proactive Escalation Planning to Resolve Demand

Belmont Hospital introduced a 24-hour escalation plan and daily emergency report, to help emergency department staff manage periods of high demand, without reducing the quality or timeliness of patient care.
Belmont Hospital
Added: 19 May 2017
Last updated: 5 June 2017
Improving Clinical Review in the Northern Sydney Home Nursing Service

Improving Clinical Review in the Northern Sydney Home Nursing Service

This project defined the role of the resource representative and increased awareness of this role among staff at Northern Sydney Home Nursing Service, to ensure patients are referred to the most appropriate clinician.
Northern Sydney Local Health District
Added: 3 May 2017
Last updated: 17 May 2017
Book It: The Planned Patient Admission Project

Book It: The Planned Patient Admission Project

This project aims to introduce a transparent Referral for Admission process within Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District. A review of existing processes, policies, documentation and support provided to staff and consumers was undertaken.
Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District
Added: 26 April 2017
Last updated: 28 April 2017
Reducing 28-day mental health readmissions

Reducing 28-day mental health readmissions

The project aims to reduce 28-day mental health readmissions in Western Sydney Local Health District by identifying the key issues which lead to high readmission rates, and to implement targeted solutions to address these factors. Changes to the admissions, care co-ordination and discharge processes were implemented. Consumer, family and carer input into care planning was emphasised, along with the patient journey from admission to discharge and transition to the community....
Western Sydney Local Health District
Added: 26 April 2017
Last updated: 28 April 2017