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Saving lives in the morgue: forensic medicine social work

Saving lives in the morgue: forensic medicine social work

The forensic medicine social work service is being redesigned for people who are traumatically and suddenly bereaved, so they feel supported and well informed when facing a potentially disempowering and complex medical and coronial system.
NSW Health Pathology
Added: 6 May 2019|Last updated: 9 May 2019
Creating an integrated and responsive community acute care mental health service: to improve the quality of consumer outcomes

Creating an integrated and responsive community acute care mental health service: to improve the quality of consumer outcomes

Mental health community services should provide an integrated and comprehensive recovery service for consumers. However, services have operated in silos over previous years, which can result in a fragmented consumer journey. This clinical redesign project will focus on an integrated mental health community service for consumers.
Northern Sydney Local Health District
Added: 6 May 2019|Last updated: 9 May 2019
Food for Thought

Food for Thought

This project implements a clinical pathway for referral and treatment that includes screening, triage, and assessment; and provides adults referred to Richmond Adult Community Mental Health Service with cognitive behavioural therapy – enhanced. This is a form of cognitive behavioural therapy specifically for eating disorders.
Northern NSW Local Health District
Added: 29 March 2019|Last updated: 12 April 2019
Preventative model of care at the Moruya dental clinic

Preventative model of care at the Moruya dental clinic

This project explored how demand for dental services can be met and sustained over time, with a focus on preventative care.
Southern NSW Local Health District
Added: 15 February 2019|Last updated: 28 February 2019
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: 30 January 2019
A piece of your heart: who fits where in your heart failure care?

A piece of your heart: who fits where in your heart failure care?

This project aims to provide proactive care for heart failure patients in the Hunter New England Local Health District. It will support people with heart failure who are transitioning from hospital to home and back into the ongoing care of their general practitioner.
Hunter New England Local Health District
Added: 28 November 2018|Last updated: 13 December 2018
Keeping our Community Staff Safe

Keeping our Community Staff Safe

This project aims to improve the identification of clients who may be violent or aggressive towards St Vincent’s Hospital Network staff working in the community.
St Vincent's Health Network
Added: 19 November 2018|Last updated: 13 December 2018
A Tooth in Time Saves Nine: Redesigning the Denture Journey

A Tooth in Time Saves Nine: Redesigning the Denture Journey

The CCLHD Oral Health Service is improving the provision of denture services. There will be a fairer and more efficient patient journey through the system, improved communication with patients, and clearer processes for staff. The waiting list for denture assessment will be reduced, and patients will be clinically assessed rather than rely solely on a telephone triage questionnaire.
Central Coast Local Health District
Added: 20 November 2018|Last updated: 13 December 2018
Early Psychosis Pathway

Early Psychosis Pathway

This clinical pathway, will provide a basic flow of clinical care for patients who are experiencing early psychosis, or who are at ultra-high risk of developing psychosis.
Cooma Hospital and Health Service
Added: 5 November 2018|Last updated: 21 November 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
Get It Together: For People with Multidisciplinary Healthcare Needs in the Community

Get It Together: For People with Multidisciplinary Healthcare Needs in the Community

This project pulls together multidisciplinary teams around their clients, as it has been shown that when people are included in care that is coordinated, they have better health and wellbeing.
Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District
Added: 28 November 2017|Last updated: 15 December 2017
Multidisciplinary Assessment and Documentation in Community Palliative Care

Multidisciplinary Assessment and Documentation in Community Palliative Care

Croydon Community Health Centre implemented a new model of care, including scheduled multidisciplinary team meetings, revised documentation and communication processes, as well as training for emergency department and generalist nursing staff.
Sydney Local Health District
Added: 28 November 2017|Last updated: 12 December 2017
LifesmilesGOLD: Making oral health Care more accessible for more people

LifesmilesGOLD: Making oral health Care more accessible for more people

LifesmilesGOLD for Oral Health has introduced a change in our appointment scheduling. Appointment books are customised for each clinic to match demand. Urgent patients receive quicker access for their urgent treatment. There are more appointments available for patients who have less urgent oral health needs.
Murrumbidgee Local Health DistrictSouthern NSW Local Health District
Added: 20 August 2015|Last updated: 1 November 2017
Nambucca Valley Specialist Wound Intervention Service

Nambucca Valley Specialist Wound Intervention Service

This project improved access to community wound clinics, so patients who have or are at risk of wounds can consistently receive best practice care in a timely manner.
Mid North Coast Local Health District
Added: 18 August 2017|Last updated: 25 August 2017
Eurobodalla Birthing Partners

Eurobodalla Birthing Partners

This project developed a new model of care, where pregnant women at Eurobodalla Maternity Service were offered a known midwife who was an integral part of their antenatal, birth and postnatal journey.
Southern NSW Local Health District
Added: 16 August 2017|Last updated: 25 August 2017
Access, Choice and Equity in Community Palliative Care

Access, Choice and Equity in Community Palliative Care

This project developed a palliative care referral and triage process and education program in SLHD, with a focus on services delivered in the community.
Sydney Local Health District
Added: 17 August 2017|Last updated: 25 August 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
The Grin and Grow Health Pathway

The Grin and Grow Health Pathway

A new model of care was developed to provide preventive oral health care for children and young people in the Out of Home Care Health Pathway Program. The model includes a streamlined referral process to public oral health services, a matrix of clinical care and simplified reporting procedures.
Southern NSW Local Health DistrictMurrumbidgee Local Health District
Added: 14 March 2017|Last updated: 28 April 2017
Enhancing Remote Physiotherapy Services for Consistent Patient Care

Enhancing Remote Physiotherapy Services for Consistent Patient Care

Hay Physiotherapy Service implemented a telehealth model of care for appropriate patients, to better manage its waiting list and allow patients across vast geographical regions to access physiotherapy services in a timely and convenient way, particularly during service interruptions.
Murrumbidgee Local Health District
Added: 6 April 2017|Last updated: 21 April 2017
Needle Syringe Program + Caring for the Community

Needle Syringe Program + Caring for the Community

This project will redesign the SLHD Needle Syringe Program in partnership with service users and staff, to expand access to primary healthcare services and offer psychosocial support for service users with complex needs.
Sydney Local Health District
Added: 15 December 2016|Last updated: 16 December 2016
One Size Does Not Fit All

One Size Does Not Fit All

This project provides support to consumers at risk of developing one or more lifestyle-related chronic diseases, with increased access to healthcare services and programs that help them make healthy lifestyle choices.
Far West Local Health District
Added: 18 November 2016|Last updated: 16 December 2016
From Medical Excellence to Personal Confidence

From Medical Excellence to Personal Confidence

St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney reviewed its Hospital In The Home service and implemented a number of improvements, including care pathways, inclusion and exclusion criteria, online referral processes, communication among healthcare teams and shared care planning with patients.
St Vincent's Hospital
Added: 2 December 2016|Last updated: 16 December 2016
Sharing the Caring: General Practitioner Antenatal Share Care

Sharing the Caring: General Practitioner Antenatal Share Care

This project examined the causes of a substantial decline in general practitioner antenatal share care on the Central Coast over the last 15 years and implemented solutions to reinvigorate the model of care.
Central Coast Local Health District
Added: 9 December 2016|Last updated: 16 December 2016
GynaeLogical: It Makes Sense to Care for Women

GynaeLogical: It Makes Sense to Care for Women

This project streamlined its booking and referral processes, standardised templates and introduced electronic systems to ensure all patients received timely and appropriate care.
John Hunter HospitalBelmont Hospital
Added: 2 December 2016|Last updated: 16 December 2016
Streamlined Oral Health Pathway for People Living with a Mental Illness

Streamlined Oral Health Pathway for People Living with a Mental Illness

Sydney Local Health District developed an electronic oral health assessment form that provides appropriate information to the oral health clinician, as well as a comprehensive summary that can be easily understood by the participant, their carer and general practitioner.
Sydney Local Health District
Added: 19 October 2016|Last updated: 2 November 2016
It’s All in the Delivery: Improving Clinical Documentation in the Community Healthcare Setting

It’s All in the Delivery: Improving Clinical Documentation in the Community Healthcare Setting

The project will identify barriers to compliance and introduce solutions that aim to improve nursing assessments for new admissions at St George Hospital.
South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
Added: 26 September 2016|Last updated: 21 October 2016
Vaginal Birth After Caesarean Section at Campbelltown

Vaginal Birth After Caesarean Section at Campbelltown

Campbelltown Hospital have set up Vaginal Birth After Caesarean section (VBAC) service for women in their Local Health District. The service includes specialist Towards Normal Birth clinics and parent education groups targeted at women who have had a previous caesarean section. The VBAC service has resulted in an increase in the number of women planning a VBAC with approximately 50% of women with a previous caesarean choosing this option for birth. The number of successful VBACs is over 80%. The...
Campbelltown Hospital
Added: 6 December 2012|Last updated: 21 October 2016
Pregnancy Centred Care  at the Royal Hospital for Women

Pregnancy Centred Care at the Royal Hospital for Women

General Practice Share Care Model is the chosen model of care for about half the pregnant women at the Royal Hospital for Women. The midwives found this model limited the depth and number of discussions about topics that prepare women for childbirth and motherhood. Other options of care were explored and group antenatal care – or Pregnancy Centred Care was developed.
Royal Hospital for Women
Added: 17 December 2012|Last updated: 21 October 2016
Young Parents Project

Young Parents Project

The Young Parents Project aimed to improve the health and well being of young parents and their children residing in South Eastern Sydney and Illawarra by: improving the access of young parents to youth friendly information and resources and, raising awareness among service providers of young peoples' experiences of the health system, including barriers to accessing services and their ongoing engagement with services. The project was conducted in the three stages from 2008 to 2012. Stage one involved building sustainable...
South Eastern Sydney Local Health DistrictIllawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District
Added: 2 December 2011|Last updated: 21 October 2016
John Hunter Hospital Breech Clinic

John Hunter Hospital Breech Clinic

John Hunter Hospital (JHH) has approximately 4,000 births per year and is considered one of the NSW centres of excellence for vaginal breech birth (VBB). Experience at JHH concurs with that of many European centres that vaginal breech birth is as safe as the alternative planned caesarean section for a select group of women with a breech presentation at term. This is in direct contrast to results from the Term Breech Trial (TBT) which was published in 2000 and has...
John Hunter Hospital
Added: 17 January 2013|Last updated: 21 October 2016
Induction of Labour at John Hunter Hospital

Induction of Labour at John Hunter Hospital

As part of working towards meeting clinical indicators for Towards Normal Birth, John Hunter Hospital (JHH) undertook an audit of Induction of Labour (IOL) over a 6 month period (from 23/5/2011 – 18/11/2011). The audit revealed 83 different indications for inducing women. The team reviewed the evidence relating to nine of the main indications for IOL as well as the process of IOL for nulliparous women. They developed a revised classification schedule and new booking system....
John Hunter Hospital
Added: 21 March 2013|Last updated: 20 October 2016
Hospital in the Home: An Innovative Partnership Model

Hospital in the Home: An Innovative Partnership Model

This project developed a new model of care for its Hospital in the Home (HITH) program, by integrating the services delivered by ambulatory care and community health nursing teams.
Campbelltown HospitalCamden Hospital
Added: 15 September 2016|Last updated: 30 September 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
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
Legs at Lakes: Improving documentation of care for clients with leg ulcers

Legs at Lakes: Improving documentation of care for clients with leg ulcers

CCLHD standardised the process of documenting care for clients with leg ulcers within the ComCare system.
Central Coast Local Health District
Added: 23 May 2016|Last updated: 9 June 2016
KIT SMART: Improving Health Outcomes for Aboriginal People with Diabetes

KIT SMART: Improving Health Outcomes for Aboriginal People with Diabetes

A KIT SMART program was developed to improve data entry, monitoring and reminders, roles and processes, and models of care for diabetic patients at Awabakal Aboriginal Primary Health Care Centre.
Awabakal Aboriginal Primary Health Care Centre
Added: 8 April 2016|Last updated: 28 April 2016
IVALUE:  Valuing Aboriginal Learning and Utilisation in Employment

IVALUE: Valuing Aboriginal Learning and Utilisation in Employment

The IVALUE initiative supported the implementation of new orientation and accountability processes to improve the way Orange and Cowra Community Health Services engage and utilise Aboriginal Health Workers to provide clinical services to Aboriginal clients accessing care.
Western NSW Local Health District
Added: 20 April 2016|Last updated: 28 April 2016
ACCESS: A Central Coast Endoscopy Service Solution

ACCESS: A Central Coast Endoscopy Service Solution

This project developed a standardised, direct referral pathway for public colonoscopy services from the general practitioner.
Central Coast Local Health District
Added: 15 April 2016|Last updated: 28 April 2016
The Sustainability Through Empowerment Project

The Sustainability Through Empowerment Project

The endocrine department at Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick implemented education strategies for clinicians and families, to increase awareness of alternative support options.
Sydney Children's Hospital Network
Added: 4 March 2016|Last updated: 8 April 2016
Pregnancy Family Conferencing Program

Pregnancy Family Conferencing Program

The Pregnancy Family Conferencing program provides early engagement and interagency care planning for pregnant women and families, where there are serious child protection concerns and a risk of placing the newborn in out of home care at birth.
Sydney Local Health District
Added: 23 February 2016|Last updated: 8 April 2016
Novel Approaches to Promoting HIV Testing

Novel Approaches to Promoting HIV Testing

SLHD promoted a community HIV testing service called a[TEST] in Newtown, through a digital marketing strategy and advertising in public spaces.
Sydney Local Health District
Added: 23 February 2016|Last updated: 8 April 2016
Early Detection of Chronic Kidney Disease in Aboriginal People

Early Detection of Chronic Kidney Disease in Aboriginal People

Northern NSW Local Health District developed an algorithm that was applied to the electronic medical records of patients at Bugalwena General Practice, to identify whether they had early-stage chronic kidney disease.
Northern NSW Local Health District
Added: 18 January 2016|Last updated: 8 April 2016
Strong Fathers, Strong Families: The Possum Cloaks Project

Strong Fathers, Strong Families: The Possum Cloaks Project

An eight-week parenting program was developed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander fathers, which included lessons on carving culturally and personally significant artworks onto possum cloaks for their babies and children. The program was fully funded by the Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health.
Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District
Added: 23 February 2016|Last updated: 9 March 2016
Rapid Access Colonoscopy: Faecal Occult Blood Test

Rapid Access Colonoscopy: Faecal Occult Blood Test

This project designed and implemented a rapid access colonoscopy service for positive faecal occult blood test referrals in HNELHD.
Hunter New England Local Health District
Added: 24 February 2016|Last updated: 2 March 2016
A Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Engagement Strategy for BreastScreen NSW

A Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Engagement Strategy for BreastScreen NSW

BreastScreen NSW engaged Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities, through art workshops that allowed participants to visually express their feelings about breast screening.
Cancer Institute NSW
Added: 1 February 2016|Last updated: 15 February 2016
Your Health Link: Information the Right Way

Your Health Link: Information the Right Way

Your Health Link is an online gateway to a broad suite of health information, linking the community, patients, carers, teachers and students to over 500 Australian health-related organisations and services chosen by health professionals. Through accessible website design and a comprehensive linking program, Your Health Link has enabled 90.5% of users surveyed to get the information they were looking for....
Mid North Coast Local Health District
Added: 6 January 2016|Last updated: 20 January 2016
VIP Project: Reducing Re-presentations and Readmissions to Hospital for Very Intensive Patients

VIP Project: Reducing Re-presentations and Readmissions to Hospital for Very Intensive Patients

The VIP project developed a strategy to identify Very Intensive Patients (VIPs) who are at high risk of re-presenting to hospital and implemented methods to address their medical and psycho-social needs. This new model of care has reduced the need for hospital-based care by using interagency partners in the primary care sector to provide support for VIPs in the community.
Hunter New England Local Health District
Added: 18 December 2015|Last updated: 20 January 2016
Smoke-free Commercial Outdoor Dining for NSW

Smoke-free Commercial Outdoor Dining for NSW

A NSW Health public notice campaign was implemented using stakeholder engagement and social marketing strategies, to increase awareness of the smoking ban in commercial outdoor dining areas enacted on 6 July 2015.
NSW Ministry of Health
Added: 7 January 2016|Last updated: 7 January 2016
Early Start Early Success

Early Start Early Success

SNSWLHD provides speech pathology students with the opportunity to complete their placements within childcare centres, where they can provide speech pathology services, health education initiatives and early intervention as required.
Southern NSW Local Health District
Added: 27 November 2015|Last updated: 11 December 2015
Let’s Bring Healthy Back to Cowra

Let’s Bring Healthy Back to Cowra

The Cowra ‘Let’s Bring Healthy Back’ nine-week program used a multidisciplinary approach, using the expertise of a dietician, social worker, exercise physiologist, Aboriginal health worker and community nurse to help the Cowra community lose weight and improve their health and wellbeing.
Western NSW Local Health District
Added: 13 October 2015|Last updated: 13 November 2015
Correcting the Tap Leakages

Correcting the Tap Leakages

Grafton Base Hospital encouraged general practitioners to follow a new care pathway for patients requiring an ascitic tap procedure, to reduce avoidable emergency department admissions and improve the patient experience.
Grafton Base Hospital
Added: 21 October 2015|Last updated: 9 November 2015
Seamless Transitions: The Pathway Home

Seamless Transitions: The Pathway Home

Royal North Shore Hospital redesigned the process of transferring information from the hospital to primary and community health services, including reintroducing a transfer of care risk screening tool and expanding the acute and post-acute care liaison role.
Royal North Shore Hospital
Added: 12 October 2015|Last updated: 27 October 2015
In Schools Aboriginal Health Program

In Schools Aboriginal Health Program

This project engaged Aboriginal and disadvantaged youth in the South Western Sydney Local Health District through a 12-week holistic health program and access to local health services.
South Western Sydney Local Health District
Added: 13 October 2015|Last updated: 27 October 2015
Coordinated Discharge Package in Medical Assessment Units

Coordinated Discharge Package in Medical Assessment Units

This project provided a Coordinated Discharge Package, including a discharge summary and follow-up call, to patients discharged from Medical Assessment Units (MAUs) at Coffs Harbour Health Campus.
Coffs Harbour Base Hospital
Added: 8 October 2015|Last updated: 22 October 2015
Care Coordination Screening and Triage

Care Coordination Screening and Triage

This project implemented a screening and triage tool within the outpatient cancer service at Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, to improve the care coordination of patients during their treatment journey.
Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District
Added: 6 October 2015|Last updated: 21 October 2015
Far West Chronic Disease Prevention Group

Far West Chronic Disease Prevention Group

A monthly Chronic Disease Group was established in Broken Hill, where clinicians tested participants for chronic disease risk factors and provided group education sessions that empowered participants to manage their own health.
Far West Local Health District
Added: 21 September 2015|Last updated: 20 October 2015
Young People Exiting Care: Out of Home Care Health Pathways Program Stage 3

Young People Exiting Care: Out of Home Care Health Pathways Program Stage 3

This project is in response to the request from NSW Kids and Families to address the identified cohort ‘Young People Exiting OOHC’ as part of the statewide OOHC Health Pathways Program.
South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
Added: 19 August 2015|Last updated: 7 September 2015
Stepping Out of the Box

Stepping Out of the Box

A group rehabilitation class was established for eligible clients in weeks 6-12 of the Blacktown Transitional Aged Care Program, incorporating education, physical activity and social activities.
Western Sydney Local Health District
Added: 14 July 2015|Last updated: 4 September 2015
Move2Music

Move2Music

The project established a Move2Music program, which encouraged participants to dance and play games during a two-hour session with staff from Dareton Primary Health Centre
Dareton Primary Health Centre
Added: 8 July 2015|Last updated: 4 September 2015
Once Is Not Enough

Once Is Not Enough

The project aims to address barriers that impact the attendance of women aged 50 to 69 years in the BreastScreen program, including health literacy, access for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse women and awareness of the program among General Practitioners in Sydney Local Health District.
Sydney Local Health District
Added: 14 April 2015|Last updated: 1 September 2015
Too Long to Wait

Too Long to Wait

The prevalence of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) and Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) in the Canterbury area has been increasing over the years and this trend is expected to upsurge with the new reference range for diagnosing GDM introduced in 2015. This project addresses an urgent need to improve systems and processes and realign its resources to ensure that pregnant women attending the clinic receive optimal and timely care....
Canterbury Hospital
Added: 18 August 2015|Last updated: 21 August 2015
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
Time to Get Active

Time to Get Active

The group activity program was expanded and used evidence based practice to inform the content and structure of the program. The new program includes tai chi and yoga, social and cognitive stimulus activities including afternoon tea, an outdoor/community access group, an indoor walking group, a standing exercise group and interactive games
Woy Woy Public Hospital
Added: 15 July 2015|Last updated: 29 July 2015
Paediatric Fever Management Education Program

Paediatric Fever Management Education Program

Development of a fever management education program for parents with limited health literacy
University of Sydney
Added: 25 June 2014|Last updated: 10 July 2015
Developing a Young Adult Diabetes Service

Developing a Young Adult Diabetes Service

This project developed a specialist diabetes service for people aged 16 to 25, at The Tweed Hospital in Northern NSW Local Health District.
The Tweed Hospital
Added: 2 June 2015|Last updated: 16 June 2015
Read the Play Murrumbidgee

Read the Play Murrumbidgee

Read the Play is a mental health literacy program designed for junior levels of sports clubs. It provides information about mental illness through fun and interactive games, helping remove the stigma of mental illness and increase help-seeking behaviour.
Murrumbidgee Local Health District
Added: 27 May 2015|Last updated: 16 June 2015
The Future of Service Cohesion

The Future of Service Cohesion

This project developed an integrated model of care that facilitated early discharge from inpatient units and transferred care back to the community, with home-based treatments provided by an Acute Care Team.
Croydon Community Health Centre, Concord Centre for Mental Health
Added: 25 May 2015|Last updated: 9 June 2015
Fit for Work

Fit for Work

This project aims to reduce overall sick leave rates of Mid North Coast Local Health District (MNCLHD) staff by introducing a ‘Fitness Passport’ program, which targets 850 staff and encourages them to attend a gym on a regular basis.
Mid North Coast Local Health District
Added: 1 May 2015|Last updated: 15 May 2015
Multidisciplinary Teams in Focus: Improving the Journey of the Person with Complex Needs

Multidisciplinary Teams in Focus: Improving the Journey of the Person with Complex Needs

This project aims to enhance multidisciplinary teamwork in a rural hospital, by ensuring that acute ward and community health staff participate in care planning for admitted patients and improve the interface between the acute settings and community health services.
Deniliquin Health Service
Added: 4 May 2015|Last updated: 4 May 2015
Breast in the West

Breast in the West

This project aims to increase awareness of the benefits of mammograms among General Practitioners and women in Western Sydney, through education and training initiatives.
Westmead Breast Cancer Institute
Added: 10 April 2015|Last updated: 23 April 2015
Re-ACT: Redesigning Allergy Care Together for Children

Re-ACT: Redesigning Allergy Care Together for Children

This project is developing streamlined health pathways, improving operational systems, standardising diagnostic services and developing an education framework for health professionals to provide integrated care for children with diagnosed or potential food allergies.
Sydney Children's Hospital Network
Added: 17 April 2015|Last updated: 22 April 2015
General Practitioner and Mental Health Collaborative Care Project

General Practitioner and Mental Health Collaborative Care Project

This project improves the way primary care and mental health services work with consumers to manage their physical health. The new model of care establishes and develops roles and responsibilities, communication pathways, ongoing care and escalation strategies, with an annual review to accommodate the individual needs of each consumer.
Sydney Local Health District
Added: 17 April 2015|Last updated: 22 April 2015
Sugar S.N.A.P – Supporting the Needs of Aboriginal People

Sugar S.N.A.P – Supporting the Needs of Aboriginal People

This Dubbo Diabetes Integrated Care Project works across sectors to ensure an integrated approach to the care of Aboriginal people with diabetes. Fundamental to this approach is giving Aboriginal people an authentic voice in the way care is delivered to them.
Western NSW Local Health District
Added: 20 April 2015|Last updated: 22 April 2015
The Sugar Fix

The Sugar Fix

The project focused on planning, coordinating and integrating diabetes services in the local community and primary healthcare system. Newly diagnosed patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) will be managed using appropriate referral pathways led by their general practitioner.
South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
Added: 14 April 2015|Last updated: 22 April 2015
Youth at Risk: Preventing hepatitis C in young people who are injecting

Youth at Risk: Preventing hepatitis C in young people who are injecting

This project involves the development of a training package aimed at youth workers who may work with young people at risk of hepatitis C.
South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
Added: 8 April 2015|Last updated: 22 April 2015
Coordinating Mental Health Transfer of Care

Coordinating Mental Health Transfer of Care

Essential to seamless transfer of care is the engagement of and communication with relevant clinicians from the inpatient and community settings, as well as the consumer or carer during discharge planning. This project has highlighted the real issues underlying care coordination, which have persisted and become more complex as local services have evolved. An objective analysis of these issues has occurred with focused strategies and an implementation plan that places the patient at the centre of care....
Murrumbidgee Local Health District
Added: 31 March 2015|Last updated: 17 April 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
Shared Care Community Midwifery - Maternity Model of Care

Shared Care Community Midwifery - Maternity Model of Care

When birthing ceased in 2011, women who gave birth outside Narrandera and returned home to Narrandera had no access to follow-up services or to a Midwife in the first two weeks after birth. Shared Care Community Midwifery engaged the support of GP Visiting Medical Officer/Obstetricians in providing antenatal clinics and support for midwives to conduct clinical review and post natal home visits. The evaluation of this model of care supports that the model is effective, safe and sustainable....
Murrumbidgee Local Health District
Added: 13 March 2015|Last updated: 25 March 2015
Community Nursing Palliative Care Procedure

Community Nursing Palliative Care Procedure

This procedure will provide a process from registration of a new client, assessment tools, monitoring tools and end of life pathway tool and bereavement follow up for the generalist community health nurses. It will provide Generalist Community Nurses and Palliative Care Nurses with a structured format and standardised processes and tools to use when assessing palliative care clients.
Tweed Byron Health Service Group
Added: 18 February 2015|Last updated: 10 March 2015
Keep Them Safe and Whole Family Teams - An Integrated Partnership Approach to Health Care

Keep Them Safe and Whole Family Teams - An Integrated Partnership Approach to Health Care

Whole Family Teams (WFTs) include mental health and drug and alcohol clinicians working together in multidisciplinary teams to provide comprehensive mental health, drug and alcohol and family assessment and evidence informed individual and family in-home interventions for approximately six months. The model of care was informed by the best available evidence regarding interventions for families with complex mental health and drug and alcohol needs and the impact of these problems on the safety of their children. The central theme of...
Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Office (MHDAO)
Added: 18 February 2015|Last updated: 5 March 2015
Rapid HIV and Sexually Transmissible Infections Testing

Rapid HIV and Sexually Transmissible Infections Testing

Sydney Sexual Health Centre with partners ACON and the Kirby Institute, developed outreach testing models staffed by peer educators and a specialist nurse. a[TEST] models included after-hours testing at community organisation premises, a mobile testing caravan at Taylor Square for World AIDS Day, and a Darlinghurst shop front for the Mardi Gras Festival 2014. High rates of consumer satisfaction with the models and success in accessing gay men who had never had a HIV test or were testing infrequently was...
South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
Added: 16 February 2015|Last updated: 16 February 2015
Save the Date to Vaccinate Campaign

Save the Date to Vaccinate Campaign

The Save the Date to Vaccinate campaign is part of a long term strategy to improve childhood vaccination rates in NSW. The key message of the Save the Date to Vaccinate campaign focuses on ‘on time’ immunisation, addressing a lack of understanding about the importance of vaccinating children in line with the recommended immunisation schedule.
NSW Ministry of Health
Added: 16 February 2015|Last updated: 16 February 2015
Active Kyogle

Active Kyogle

Active Kyogle was a three-year federally-funded chronic disease prevention project which relied on the community to decide the health priorities and collaborative partners to plan and deliver the interventions. Active Kyogle empowered the community to implement a health promotion program to prevent chronic disease focusing on projects that increase healthy eating, physical activity and reducing social isolation.
Northern NSW Local Health District
Added: 5 February 2015|Last updated: 11 February 2015
Strong Voice Healthy Communities

Strong Voice Healthy Communities

To establish culturally appropriate mechanisms to ensure MNCLHD engages and works with Aboriginal patients, families and communities to plan and evaluate health services and to ensure effective partnerships with Aboriginal communities are established to improve the quality and safety of care provided.
Mid North Coast Local Health District
Added: 4 December 2014|Last updated: 5 February 2015
Healthy Kids Bus Stop (HKBS) Project

Healthy Kids Bus Stop (HKBS) Project

The Healthy Kids Bus Stop (HKBS) Project is a community-based integrated care partnership between Royal Far West, Western NSW Local Health District, Western NSW Medicare Local, and Ronald McDonald House Charities to address the gaps in child health needs in rural NSW.
Western NSW Local Health District
Added: 31 October 2014|Last updated: 28 January 2015
The Angelina Effect: the Personal Risk Assessment Clinic

The Angelina Effect: the Personal Risk Assessment Clinic

The development of a Personal Risk Assessment (PRA) Clinic was established to offer women accurate and personalised breast cancer risk advice and assessment
Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District
Added: 21 November 2014|Last updated: 15 December 2014
Count Me In: To Improve Patient Care

Count Me In: To Improve Patient Care

Without clearly documenting non admitted patient activity, the District will never be able to fully describe the importance of clinical care provided to patients who are not formally admitted to hospital. How they help keep people healthy and in the community and how they assist in providing advice and treatment options for patients and their carers that do not revolve around physically being in a hospital....
Hunter New England Local Health District
Added: 4 December 2014|Last updated: 8 December 2014
Lymphoedema Management in Occupational Therapy

Lymphoedema Management in Occupational Therapy

This approach is focused on facilitating early intervention with improved awareness of the chronic condition and referral pathway. Solutions aim to empower patients with the ability to independently self-manage with support of an integrated care approach with community health and EnableNSW to minimize long episodes of care with the outpatient service. Improved efficiencies with a service agreement and planned patient journey aim to help meet the demand of the service and reduce the wait time for treatment....
Sydney Local Health District
Added: 4 December 2014|Last updated: 8 December 2014
Improving Outpatient Services Across Bega Valley Health Service

Improving Outpatient Services Across Bega Valley Health Service

Bega Valley Health Service Executive highlighted the need to develop sustainable outpatient clinics across the health service to improve patient access and experience and meet the demands of the community while being cost effective and aligning processes with Activity Based Funding criteria.
Bega District Hospital
Added: 4 December 2014|Last updated: 8 December 2014
Heart to Heart: Partnering Patients with their Healthcare

Heart to Heart: Partnering Patients with their Healthcare

This project aims to work with acute, community and primary care services to better support patients with chronic heart failure to live well, at home.
Blacktown Mount Druitt Hospital (Blacktown Campus)Blacktown Mount Druitt Hospital (Mount Druitt Campus)
Added: 5 December 2014|Last updated: 8 December 2014
Holistic Health for Mental Health Clients

Holistic Health for Mental Health Clients

The co-located General Practice clinic has cared for over 100 consumers who had not seen a General Practitioner in the last 12-18 months. In partnership with existing metal health services, the co-location model ensures community mental health services work collaboratively with the GP to improve the health status of community mental health clients, providing seamless and continuous care. This initiative increases community access to GPs, Psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologists and other Allied Mental Health Professionals for Mental Health Care....
Sydney Local Health District
Added: 21 November 2014|Last updated: 21 November 2014
North Coast Cancer Institute Lync Project

North Coast Cancer Institute Lync Project

This telehealth project has used Microsoft LyncTM software and IT hardware to facilitate communications between cancer specialists and primary care providers in regional and rural areas such as Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour and Lismore.
Mid North Coast Local Health District
Added: 12 September 2014|Last updated: 23 October 2014
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
MAx Clinical Redesign

MAx Clinical Redesign

The MAx Clinical Redesign project aims to improve clinical processes of multidisciplinary referral, intake and assessment for children with multiple risk factors and vulnerabilities, with a focus on children entering Out-of-Home Care (OOHC).
Sydney Local Health District
Added: 27 August 2012|Last updated: 14 October 2014
Heat Wave Keep Cool

Heat Wave Keep Cool

Preparation for hot weather and guidance for mental health consumers in preventative strategies for heatwave conditions can avert serious physical health sequelae from extreme heat conditions. A heatwave is an extended period of very high temperatures which impact on individual's health. People with mental illness, particularly those who are socially isolated, disadvantaged and on certain psychotropic medications are a vulnerable group, especially during periods of extreme temperatures. Signs and symptoms of heat stroke [i.e. core body temp above 40oC] in...
Central Coast Local Health DistrictNorthern Sydney Local Health District
Added: 8 November 2011|Last updated: 10 October 2014
Aboriginal Parent Program

Aboriginal Parent Program

Delivered at the La Perouse Community Health Centre, this program aims to: improve the health of young Aboriginal parents and their children, facilitate their return to educational opportunities and improve their social connectedness. The program provides a twice weekly three hour art program for young parents, an Aboriginal Early Childhood Worker to deliver support and education to parents, an Early Childhood Nurse to undertake baby checks and a Paediatric doctor to deliver health promotion talks and provide a co-located clinic....
Sydney Children's Community Health Centre
Added: 30 August 2012|Last updated: 10 October 2014
Addiction Inpatient Redesign Project

Addiction Inpatient Redesign Project

The project aims to streamline the admission process to the two drug health wards. From admission, staff will work with the patient to develop a comprehensive care plan for their discharge back to the community, ensuring access to education and services to help keep them well. This will in turn reduce the number who are readmitted after relapse and help to keep people healthy in their community....
Concord Repatriation General Hospital
Added: 19 August 2014|Last updated: 10 October 2014
POWERInG

POWERInG

This project aimed to compare the results of limiting weight gain in pregnancy to recommended levels (5-9kg) and the perinatal outcomes between the interdisciplinary model of the group antenatal care (POWERInG) and routine midwifery care for obese women. The results demonstrated that the Women who participated in this innovative new service had high levels of satisfaction with the service and particularly enjoyed the support and friendships that the group provided to assist them in limiting their weight gain, and that...
Central Coast Local Health District
Added: 20 November 2013|Last updated: 8 October 2014
High Risk Maternal Foetal Outreach Clinic in Moree

High Risk Maternal Foetal Outreach Clinic in Moree

The project to deliver a High Risk Maternal Foetal Medicine Service in Moree, is part of the Federal Government funded Medical Specialist Outreach Assistance Program (MSOAP). MSOAP, as the name indicates, is an ‘assistance’ program which provides funding for travel, accommodation, clinic administration and clinician backfilling. The funding does not cover all expenses associated with conducting the outreach service, with additional costs such as co-ordination or corporate on-costs being met by the Local Health District. Moree is located in the...
Hunter New England Local Health District
Added: 29 July 2013|Last updated: 8 October 2014
Father Links Baby Shed Project

Father Links Baby Shed Project

The Baby Shed Project is a health promotion project offering early intervention to increase fathers' engagement with their baby and enhance their confidence in parenting. All participants reported a positive change in their overall sense of confidence as caregiver to their baby over the course of the group. The presence of an experienced Child and Family Health Nurse, who was committed to involving fathers, was particularly well received by the father's attending the group, and felt to be one of...
South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
Added: 3 November 2011|Last updated: 8 October 2014
Chlamydiastic!

Chlamydiastic!

Chlamydiastic! is a resource developed increase the capacity of youth workers and other professionals to talk about sexual health with young people. The purpose of Chlamydiastic! is to: demonstrate the asymptomatic transmission of Chlamydia inform young people about the importance of condom use create opportunities for discussions on sexual health. Chlamydiastic! was developed by Sydney Sexual Health Centre (SSHC), a facility of South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD), located within Sydney & Sydney Eye Hospital. The original version of...
Sydney Sexual Health Centre
Added: 13 December 2012|Last updated: 7 October 2014
Deniliquin Collaborative Midwifery Group Practice

Deniliquin Collaborative Midwifery Group Practice

Deniliquin Collaborative Midwifery Group Practice (DCMGP) offers midwife-led services and General Practice (GP) shared care to women who chose to be cared for locally and birth locally if they have a low-risk pregnancy. Women with no identified risks are supported by a Midwife and share care arrangements with the GP, Obstetrician and Specialist Obstetrician. Women with an identified pregnancy risk, labour or postnatal period are linked with additional specialist services provided from Victoria....
Murrumbidgee Local Health District
Added: 10 September 2014|Last updated: 1 October 2014
Midwives with Women

Midwives with Women

The MCBS is a publicly funded homebirth model of care that offers women a safe option to birth at home supported by skilled midwives. It also supports their right to choose where they will give birth.
Northern NSW Local Health District
Added: 10 September 2014|Last updated: 26 September 2014
Osteoarthritis Chronic Care Program (OACCP) Model of Care

Osteoarthritis Chronic Care Program (OACCP) Model of Care

Aim: The OACCP aims to provide interventions that support people with osteoarthritis of the hip and/or knee to: Self-manage their condition and co-morbidities; ...
Benefits: The OACCP model of care has been implemented and evaluated in eight LHDs in NSW. Most of the participants have been on the NSW public hospital wa...
9 February 2015

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