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I AM: Identifying and Addressing Malnutrition

I AM: Identifying and Addressing Malnutrition

The I AM Project aims to implement a more sustainable and accurate screening process at Prince of Wales Hospital for patients who are malnourished, or at risk of malnutrition.
Prince of Wales Hospital
Added: 7 December 2018|Last updated: 13 December 2018
Planning for Gastronomy Success

Planning for Gastronomy Success

St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney (SVHS) improved patient information, treatment procedures and staff education, to ensure the placement of gastronomy feeding tubes aligned with best practice and Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) guidelines.
St Vincent's Hospital
Added: 18 September 2017|Last updated: 2 October 2017
Increasing the Appropriateness of Dietetic Referrals

Increasing the Appropriateness of Dietetic Referrals

This project addressed barriers experienced by nursing staff when using the malnutrition screening tool, by introducing staff education, streamlined education pathways and a cheat sheet for nursing staff.
South East Regional Hospital
Added: 23 August 2017|Last updated: 6 September 2017
Waist Less: Part of the Sustainable Connections for Overweight and Obesity in Paediatrics Project

Waist Less: Part of the Sustainable Connections for Overweight and Obesity in Paediatrics Project

The Waist Less project aims to improve clinical processes and resources at the CHW, to increase the identification and management of children with obesity and their families. It is part of the Sustainable Connections for Overweight and Obesity in Paediatrics (SCOOP) project, which aims to develop streamlined models of care and health pathways for children with obesity and their families within primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare settings in Nepean Blue Mountains and Western Sydney Local Health Districts, improving equity and...
Sydney Children's Hospital Network
Added: 18 April 2017|Last updated: 28 April 2017
My Food Choice: Transforming Patient Food Services

My Food Choice: Transforming Patient Food Services

This project reimagined the way hospital food is delivered to patients in public hospitals, using new workflow processes, menus, staff training and technology, while remaining inside the current budget footprint.
HealthShare NSW
Added: 23 September 2016|Last updated: 10 October 2016
Fed up: improving nutritional care for emergency and orthopaedic trauma surgery patients

Fed up: improving nutritional care for emergency and orthopaedic trauma surgery patients

This project implemented a new process for measuring and managing preoperative fasting in emergency and orthopaedic trauma patients, with education provided to staff and patients on preoperative fasting best practice.
Gosford Hospital
Added: 2 August 2016|Last updated: 19 August 2016
Let’s Look at Lunches

Let’s Look at Lunches

This project used email newsletters and social media to engage parents and carers, with recipes, tips and information on healthy lunchboxes.
Northern NSW Local Health District
Added: 12 July 2016|Last updated: 26 July 2016
No More Loafing Around

No More Loafing Around

The Elouera Unit promoted healthy weight through education and review of the meal provision program, in collaboration with patients.
Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network
Added: 19 February 2016|Last updated: 4 March 2016
Yhunger: Skills for healthy eating

Yhunger: Skills for healthy eating

Yhunger has developed educational resources and training workshops for youth workers that focus on ‘hands on’ skills development with young people.
Sydney Local Health District
Added: 15 July 2015|Last updated: 30 July 2015
Diet Changes

Diet Changes

Patients transition through their episode of care and often require changes to their diets based on allergies, intolerances, procedural and/or diagnostic requirements. Clinicians often become confused by the diet choices available and do not assess the patient’s diet history due to a lack of understanding on the impact that an incorrect diet can have on the patient. This project aimed to investigate the causes of the errors and develop solutions that were systematic, achievable and sustainable....
Gosford Hospital
Added: 31 March 2015|Last updated: 15 May 2015
eCommunicating Patient Feeding Assistance Needs

eCommunicating Patient Feeding Assistance Needs

In 2013 a modification to electronic medical record (eMR) diet ordering was initiated to communicate patient feeding assistance requirements electronically at the time of ordering a patient diet. This modification now triggers a bright marker on the patient’s meal tray to clearly indicate their eating assistance needs at every meal.
Prince of Wales Hospital
Added: 11 February 2015|Last updated: 11 February 2015
Stir it Up

Stir it Up

Stir it up! is a community-based partnership project that provides training and support for community members to promote healthy eating to their local communities. Stir it up! is coordinated by the Health Promotion Service and Healthy Cities Illawarra. The key partners are TAFE Illawarra, Baptist Community Services and Wollongong Church of Christ.
Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District
Added: 19 June 2012|Last updated: 17 October 2014
Appetite for Life

Appetite for Life

The Department of Health and Human Services in Tasmania has launched a revised version of their popular nutrition guide designed to boost the health of older Tasmanians. The Appetite for Life manual also contains sections on Nutrition Issues, Nutrition Screening and Resources.
The Department of Health and Human Services in Tasmania
Added: 15 January 2013|Last updated: 9 October 2014
Nutrition Standards for Paediatric Inpatients in NSW Hospitals

Nutrition Standards for Paediatric Inpatients in NSW Hospitals

Aim: To define the types and amounts of foods that must be offered to paediatric patients on standard hospital menus.
Benefits: An evidence-based guide on food and nutrition for paediatric patients in hospital.
20 June 2014
Nutrition Standards for Adult Inpatients in NSW Hospitals

Nutrition Standards for Adult Inpatients in NSW Hospitals

Aim: To define the types and amounts of foods that must be offered to patients on standard hospital menus in NSW. 
Benefits: To provide an evidence-based guide on food and nutrition in hospitals. 
13 April 2015
Nutrition Standards for Consumers of Inpatient Mental Health Services in NSW

Nutrition Standards for Consumers of Inpatient Mental Health Services in NSW

Aim: To define the types and amounts of foods that must be offered on the menu for people admitted to inpatient mental health facilities in NSW .
Benefits: Implementing the standards will:Support recovery; Help people achieve good physical and mental health; Meet the needs and expectations of consumers.
13 April 2015
Home Enteral Nutrition (HEN) Factsheets and Brochures

Home Enteral Nutrition (HEN) Factsheets and Brochures

Aim: To provide information about HEN for consumers and health professionals. Practical information for health professionals about HEN in NSW.
Benefits: Improved support for consumers accessing HEN services. 
13 April 2015
The Nutrition and Mental Health Toolkit

The Nutrition and Mental Health Toolkit

Aim: The purpose of the toolkit is to provide guidance, tools and resources to support the:Implementation of the Nutrition Standards for Consumers of Inpatient Menta...
Benefits: The toolkit will assist LHDs / Networks and/or facilities in both developing and implementing an action plan to meet the requirements of the Nutrition Standards...
13 April 2015
Home Enteral Nutrition (HEN) Cards

Home Enteral Nutrition (HEN) Cards

Aim: To improve HEN care and communication between health professionals, via practical reference cards.
Benefits: Improved support for consumers accessing HEN services.
13 April 2015
Factsheet on Food and Nutrition in NSW Hospitals

Factsheet on Food and Nutrition in NSW Hospitals

Aim: To provide introductory information for patients and their carers about food and nutrition care in NSW hospitals.
Benefits: Benefits include clear information for consumers on food and nutrition care provided in hospital.
13 April 2015
Diet Specifications for Adult Inpatients

Diet Specifications for Adult Inpatients

Aim: To provide detailed specifications for a range of therapeutic diets for adults in NSW public hospitals.
Benefits: The specifications provide an evidence-based guide on food and nutrition for adult inpatients in hospital. 
13 April 2015
Parenteral Nutrition Factsheet

Parenteral Nutrition Factsheet

Aim: To provide introductory information about parenteral nutrition for patients and their carers. Parenteral nutrition is a specialised nutrition solution deli...
Benefits: Improved information for consumers accessing parenteral nutrition. 
20 June 2014
ACI Guidelines for Home Enteral Nutrition (HEN) Services (2nd edition)

ACI Guidelines for Home Enteral Nutrition (HEN) Services (2nd edition)

Aim: To provide a generic best-practice framework for the care of people needing HEN.
Benefits: The ACI Guidelines for HEN services promote a coordinated, multidisciplinary and patient-centred approach for people requiring HEN.
13 April 2015
A Clinician’s Guide: Caring for people with gastrostomy tubes and devices

A Clinician’s Guide: Caring for people with gastrostomy tubes and devices

Aim: The Guidelines are a practical resource for clinicians to assist them in providing standardised care for children and adults who have a gastrostomy tube or devi...
Benefits: The Guidelines provide a practical, evidence-based approach to the care of patients with gastrostomy tubes and devices in NSW.
13 July 2015

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