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Innovation Exchange Projects by Primary Health Networks

These projects have been contributed by the NSW Primary Health Networks.

Improving Access and Reducing Inequality

Improving Access and Reducing Inequality

North Coast Primary Health Network created an outreach clinic that was co-located with a local soup kitchen in Lismore, to bring medical and nursing care to people in need.
North Coast Primary Health Network
Added: 27 June 2016|Last updated: 11 July 2016
A Public-Private Rural Physiotherapy Service

A Public-Private Rural Physiotherapy Service

This project established a partnership between the local health district, Primary Health Network and private physiotherapists, to pool resources and deliver physiotherapy services in rural communities.
Murrumbidgee Local Health DistrictMurrumbidgee Primary Health Network
Added: 18 January 2016|Last updated: 18 January 2016
Improving Clinical Communication at the Aged Care Emergency Service

Improving Clinical Communication at the Aged Care Emergency Service

This project trained residential aged care facility and emergency department staff in the Identify, Situation, Background, Assessment and Recommendation (ISBAR) clinical handover tool to enhance the effectiveness of the Aged Care Emergency (ACE) service.
Hunter New England Local Health DistrictHunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network
Added: 6 October 2015|Last updated: 21 October 2015
After Hours Program

After Hours Program

The After Hours Program developed emergency guidelines and online training modules for the most common aged care presentations to emergency departments, including chest pain, stroke, abdominal pain, confusion and tubes. The online training program was created to train residential aged care facility staff in the implementation of these guidelines.
Western NSW Medicare Local
Added: 2 September 2015|Last updated: 3 September 2015
CommunicatingCARE incorporating ISBAR and 'Stop and Watch'

CommunicatingCARE incorporating ISBAR and 'Stop and Watch'

CommunicatingCARE is an aged care education package incorporating Identify, Situation, Background, Assessment and Recommendation (ISBAR) methodology and 'Stop and Watch' early warning tools. The package was developed in consultation with local aged care providers, to help staff identify when a resident’s condition changes and allow them to communicate these changes to other health professionals.
Central Coast NSW Medicare Local
Added: 1 September 2015|Last updated: 2 September 2015
Aged Care After Hours Program

Aged Care After Hours Program

This program aimed to improve the quality of care in residential aged care facilities after hours, through the development of an Emergency Decision Guidelines Tool and staff training package.
Southern NSW Medicare Local
Added: 26 August 2015|Last updated: 1 September 2015
Video Examples of Speech Pathology Activities - VESPA

Video Examples of Speech Pathology Activities - VESPA

VESPA was created as a medium for centre staff and parents to easily and conveniently access video demonstrations of Speech Pathology activities. Data collected over a six month period indicated steady viewing of the resources. This model is readily adapted to other services.
North Coast Medicare Local
Added: 11 March 2015|Last updated: 25 March 2015

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