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STAT MH: Safe, Timely Access to Mental Health

STAT MH: Safe, Timely Access to Mental Health

This project will implement a number of solutions to reduce clinical variability and length of stay in acute adult mental health inpatient units. These include a new model of care, new care coordination and discharge process, new patient flow and demand management systems, enhanced consumer engagement, and workforce review and development.
South Western Sydney Local Health District
Added: 14 March 2017|Last updated: 28 April 2017
Totally Hip (and Knee)

Totally Hip (and Knee)

This project reviewed the journey of patients undergoing an elective total hip or knee replacement at the Tweed Hospital. In consultation with staff and patients, a range of improvements were implemented, including preoperative assessments, patient information brochures, clinical pathways and pain management.
The Tweed Hospital
Added: 6 March 2017|Last updated: 28 April 2017
Bowral and District Hospital Preadmission Clinic Redesign Project

Bowral and District Hospital Preadmission Clinic Redesign Project

This project reviewed the journey of adult elective surgery patients at BDH and developed a series of measures to streamline and improve the booking, pathology, clinical review, admission, surgery and post-operative processes.
Bowral and District Hospital
Added: 9 December 2016|Last updated: 16 December 2016
Emergency Surgery: Why The Wait?

Emergency Surgery: Why The Wait?

The Tweed Hospital implemented a number of solutions to streamline and improve the surgical journey of emergency surgery patients. These included education for staff and patients, development of new care pathways and implementation of electronic booking and referral systems.
The Tweed Hospital
Added: 30 November 2016|Last updated: 16 December 2016
In Safe Hands: Structured Interdisciplinary Bedside Rounds

In Safe Hands: Structured Interdisciplinary Bedside Rounds

The structured interdisciplinary bedside rounds (SIBR) project involved a restructuring of the Medical Unit at Orange to allow care to be delivered via daily interdisciplinary patient and family-centred rounds delivered in plain English with collaborative care and goal planning involving patient, family and the multidisciplinary healthcare team.
Orange Health Service
Added: 10 September 2014|Last updated: 11 November 2016
Mighty Germ But Tight Plan Can Send The Baby Home

Mighty Germ But Tight Plan Can Send The Baby Home

The Royal Hospital for Women conducted an audit to measure the success of an early discharge policy that was implemented in January 2011.
Royal Hospital for Women
Added: 23 February 2016|Last updated: 8 April 2016
The Home for Lunch Project

The Home for Lunch Project

The Home for Lunch Project addressed barriers to safe, timely and efficient discharge of children, using a whole of health approach.
Sydney Children's Hospital Network
Added: 7 January 2016|Last updated: 21 January 2016
Don’t Restrict My Ability: Improving Care and Communication for Restricted Weight Bearing Patients

Don’t Restrict My Ability: Improving Care and Communication for Restricted Weight Bearing Patients

This project aimed to improve the patient flow of restricted weight bearing (RWB) patients through the acute orthopaedic service, by implementing a reconditioning program that optimised recovery following surgery. Communication processes were also incorporated into the model of care, to keep patients informed and improve their experience.
Concord Repatriation General Hospital
Added: 27 November 2015|Last updated: 3 December 2015
Improving Management of Long Stay Patients

Improving Management of Long Stay Patients

Liverpool Hospital implemented a sustainable process for monitoring, management and early escalation of long stay patients. The goal was to provide a structure for helping clinical teams develop appropriate and high-quality patient management plans.
Liverpool Hospital
Added: 8 July 2015|Last updated: 4 November 2015
Making National Emergency Access Target (NEAT) Work

Making National Emergency Access Target (NEAT) Work

This project examined the sequence of events from arrival to the ward and transfer of patients admitted to an inpatient ward through the emergency department, to identify improvements that would reduce the number of admitted patients with an ED length of stay of more than four hours.
Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital
Added: 12 October 2015|Last updated: 26 October 2015
Paediatric Bed Days Saved

Paediatric Bed Days Saved

This project developed a new model of care to allow children with standard or medium risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia, who have received high dose methotrexate, to be discharged within two days instead of five.
The Children's Hospital at Westmead
Added: 13 July 2015|Last updated: 27 July 2015
Stepping Home with Cellulitis

Stepping Home with Cellulitis

Stepping Home with Cellulitis results in reduced length of stay for patients admitted to RNSH with Cellulitis through implementation of a clinical pathway.
Royal North Shore Hospital
Added: 4 December 2014|Last updated: 8 December 2014
Impact of Physiotherapy Care in the Emergency Department

Impact of Physiotherapy Care in the Emergency Department

This study will pool data from multiple sites to quantitatively demonstrate the relative efficiency of physiotherapy service compared with the usual care provides for patients presenting to ED with musculoskeletal conditions (triage category 3-5). The study will compare waiting times and overall length of stay for patients presenting to ED with an isolated musculoskeletal injury treated by the physiotherapy practitioner and this data will be compared to the treatment provided by usual care providers to determine if there is a...
Westmead Hospital
Added: 30 October 2014|Last updated: 30 October 2014
Validation and Impact of the 4 Hour Rule in Emergency Departments

Validation and Impact of the 4 Hour Rule in Emergency Departments

The purpose of this partnership project is to assess the impact of the four-hour rule/National Emergency Access Target (NEAT) policy in reducing access block and its effects of Emergency Department (ED) overcrowding on patients before and after its implementation. The large data linkage study will examine the trends and characteristics of patients under the policy in WA hospitals and compare them with similar patients not under the policy....
Simpson Centre for Health Services Research, University of New South Wales
Added: 30 October 2014|Last updated: 30 October 2014
Someone’s Sleeping in My Bed

Someone’s Sleeping in My Bed

To review and streamline the discharge process on an acute medical and surgical ward in order to reduce waiting times for patients at all stages of their hospital journey.
Prince of Wales Hospital
Added: 19 August 2014|Last updated: 10 October 2014
Stranded Sam to the Rescue of Long Stay Patients

Stranded Sam to the Rescue of Long Stay Patients

"Stranded Sam" is an organisation wide communication strategy. The strategy aimed to: build understanding of factors that keep patients in hospital longer than their acute illness and the impact on the patient and the hospital when care is not coordinated, increase the visibility and transparency of waste within the hospital and engage key stakeholders and support the change management project.
St Vincent's Hospital
Added: 13 July 2012|Last updated: 30 September 2014
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
Discharge on Time ... Every Time

Discharge on Time ... Every Time

This project at Nepean Hospital aims to improve the flow of patients throughout the hospital, thus improving the overall patient journey by: increasing the number of discharges by 10am to 30% hospital wide within a 12 month period realigning the mismatch between discharge and admission times within 12 months increasing the confidence and satisfaction of patients, carers and staff regarding the discharge date and time within a 12 month period....
Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District
Added: 25 July 2013|Last updated: 30 September 2014
Stroke Clinical Variation Statewide Strategy (SCVSS) & Stroke Clinical Audit Process (SCAP) V2

Stroke Clinical Variation Statewide Strategy (SCVSS) & Stroke Clinical Audit Process (SCAP) V2

Aim: The SCVSS will ensure the delivery of best quality care through a process which regularly assesses clinical variation , determining and  correcting its cau...
Benefits: Reduction in mortality and functional outcomes for stroke (ischaemic and haemorrhagic) patients admitted to NSW public hospitals.
14 July 2015
State Cardiac Reperfusion Strategy (SCRS)

State Cardiac Reperfusion Strategy (SCRS)

Aim: To improve care for all patients in NSW with a suspected Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) and reduce the time from symptom onset to reperfusion for patients with S...
Benefits: Care is tailored to specific settings so that all patients, regardless of their geographical location or presentation pathway can benefit from early access to s...
21 May 2015
Cystic Fibrosis Model of Care

Cystic Fibrosis Model of Care

Aim: Maintain or improve the health and wellbeing of people with CF Provide consumers with greater choice for how and where care can be safely and effectively provid...
Benefits: Better meet the health care needs of people with CF in NSW now and into the future Build capacity within the health system to provide timely and effective care
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
NSW Subcutaneous Insulin Prescribing Chart

NSW Subcutaneous Insulin Prescribing Chart

Aim: To standardise an adult subcutaneous insulin chart and minimise risks in insulin prescription, administration and documentation.
Benefits: The chart combines prescription and administration with blood glucose, ketone monitoring and glycaemic management. It links all the necessary information for gl...
16 July 2015
Minimum Standards for the Management of Hip Fracture in the Older Person

Minimum Standards for the Management of Hip Fracture in the Older Person

Aim: To improve the outcomes of patients with fractured hips requiring surgery and management in NSW.
Benefits: Reduced medical complications, reduced hospital stays and improved patient outcomes.
7 April 2015
Improving the Medical Inpatient Journey with Criteria Led Discharge

Improving the Medical Inpatient Journey with Criteria Led Discharge

Aim: To reduce delays when a patient is medically ready to return home from hospital.
Benefits: A formalised criteria-led discharge process has the potential to: Improve patient experience: patients are able to get home sooner;  Enhance patient safet...
30 May 2014
Osteoporosis Refracture Prevention Model of Care

Osteoporosis Refracture Prevention Model of Care

Aim: To ensure people who sustain a minimal trauma fracture have access to early identification, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up for osteoporosis.
Benefits: Benefits include improved patient outcomes, better utilisation of hospital services, and reductions in health system costs for at risk people.
9 February 2015
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
Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) Model of Care

Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) Model of Care

Aim: To optimise the quality of care for patients with AML and enable a consistent approach to the provision of care. It provides a set of principles and outlines th...
Benefits: Key points included in this model are:Mechanisms to ensure early identification and referral to an AML treatment centreA multidisciplinary team (MDT) approach t...
10 July 2015
Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV) Guidelines for Adult Patients with Acute Respiratory Failure

Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV) Guidelines for Adult Patients with Acute Respiratory Failure

Aim: Provide clinicians in critical care areas and specialist respiratory care units with best practice guidance regarding the provision of NIV for appropriately sel...
Benefits: Improve patient experience and outcomes Reduced need for invasive ventilation, prolonged mechanical ventilation and tracheostomy Reduce length of stay
26 June 2015

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