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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
Neurosciences Length of Stay Project

Neurosciences Length of Stay Project

The Prince of Wales Hospital (POWH) is a tertiary hospital and a Neurosciences hub, providing specialist Neurology and Neurosurgery services. It was identified that length of stay (LoS) for neurosciences patients at the POWH was above the state benchmark. A multidisciplinary project was undertaken to explore opportunities to optimise the patient journey and improve access to services and reduce LoS. Evaluation reveals impressive results with improved access to beds due to patient flow, enhanced coordination of care more than 20%...
Prince of Wales Hospital
Added: 1 October 2013|Last updated: 30 September 2014
Pleural Drains in Adults - Consensus Guidelines

Pleural Drains in Adults - Consensus Guidelines

Aim: Improve the standard of clinical practice in the insertion, management, trouble shooting and removal of pleural drains in adults within NSW hospitals.
Benefits: Improve patient experience and outcomes. Increase awareness of ‘good’ practice in relation to pleural drains. Support managers and clinicians to imp...
15 January 2016
Care of Adult Patients in Acute Care Facilities with a Tracheostomy

Care of Adult Patients in Acute Care Facilities with a Tracheostomy

Aim: To improve the safety and quality of care provided to adult patients with a tracheostomy in NSW hospitals.
Benefits: Reduce number of, and severity of adverse events in adults with tracheostomy Improve patient experience and outcomes Improve staff experience in caring for pati...
26 June 2015

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