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Breaking the drought: rural management of breast cancer-related lymphoedema

Breaking the drought: rural management of breast cancer-related lymphoedema

This six-month joint project implemented a lymphoedema screening clinic, providing comprehensive treatment for lymphoedema in the Lachlan Health Service. It involved a cross discipline collaboration for patients following breast cancer surgery.
Western NSW Local Health District
Added: 12 August 2019|Last updated: 28 August 2019
Integrating care for frequent service users in Goulburn

Integrating care for frequent service users in Goulburn

This project brings together the local ambulance service, general practice, hospital emergency department (ED) and community health centre resources to identify and respond to patients who repeatedly use one or more of these health services. These agencies will work collaboratively with the patient to provide a coordinated, targeted and timely response to the general health and social needs that the patient identifies as triggering their need for an emergency response....
Southern NSW Local Health District
Added: 6 May 2019|Last updated: 9 May 2019
Improving resident activity levels in the aged care facility on Norfolk Island

Improving resident activity levels in the aged care facility on Norfolk Island

We worked closely with the community, staff, residents, and families of those living in the aged care facility on Norfolk Island to address their most pressing issue; the activity levels of the residents.
South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
Added: 5 December 2018|Last updated: 13 December 2018
Grow Our Own: Creating a Sustainable Midwifery Workforce in Rural and Remote Areas

Grow Our Own: Creating a Sustainable Midwifery Workforce in Rural and Remote Areas

The need for a skilled midwifery workforce is ever increasing within rural and remote Australia. The ‘Grow our Own’ initiative had three goals: to increase the number of midwives within the Western NSW Local Health District, increase the number of rural and remote midwives, and to increase access to skilled clinicians for rural and remote dwelling women.
Western NSW Local Health District
Added: 15 November 2018|Last updated: 30 November 2018
REACH Out

REACH Out

REACH Out is an independent patient and family activated response system for small sites. The REACH response is provided by on off-site patient flow team via Telehealth.
Nyngan Multipurpose Service
Added: 15 November 2018|Last updated: 30 November 2018
Shared Clinical Review Across Four Rural Health Services

Shared Clinical Review Across Four Rural Health Services

A project to implement a shared mortality and morbidity clinical review process across four small rural health services in northeast Victoria. The project includes development of standardised tools and the formation of a collaborative clinical review forum to help address the common risks experienced by patients in care at small rural health services in the region.
Albury Wodonga Health
Added: 26 September 2018|Last updated: 6 November 2018
Improving the Critical Care Advisory Service

Improving the Critical Care Advisory Service

Western NSW Local Health District enhanced its Critical Care Advisory Service by conducting an audit, delivering staff education, streamlining clinical pathways and improving the patient experience.
Western NSW Local Health District
Added: 6 June 2018|Last updated: 21 June 2018
Supporting Lifestyle and Activity Modification After a Transient Ischaemic Attack

Supporting Lifestyle and Activity Modification After a Transient Ischaemic Attack

This project, led by the Community Stroke Team, delivered a six-week education and exercise program with 12 weeks of telephone health coaching to patients in Hunter New England Local Health District who had experienced a transient ischaemic attack.
Hunter New England Local Health District
Added: 23 April 2018|Last updated: 7 May 2018
Specialist Medical Clinics for Rural Aboriginal Medical Services

Specialist Medical Clinics for Rural Aboriginal Medical Services

Specialist medical clinics were established for Aboriginal people with chronic disease who live in rural and remote areas of Hunter New England Local Health District
John Hunter Hospital
Added: 29 January 2018|Last updated: 13 February 2018
The Smallest Things Can Make the Biggest Difference

The Smallest Things Can Make the Biggest Difference

Broken Hill Health Service in Far West Local Health District implemented the person-centred sunflower tool, to improve communication and build a rapport between staff, patients and carers.
Added: 29 January 2018|Last updated: 12 February 2018
Hit the Ground Running: Improving Access to Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Hit the Ground Running: Improving Access to Pulmonary Rehabilitation

This project aimed to improve access to pulmonary rehabilitation and embed it as standard practice after admission to Coffs Harbour Health Campus for exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Coffs Harbour Health Campus
Added: 27 November 2017|Last updated: 15 December 2017
Implementation of the HOTV Vision Chart in the Northern NSW Local Health District Statewide Eyesight Preschooler Screening Program

Implementation of the HOTV Vision Chart in the Northern NSW Local Health District Statewide Eyesight Preschooler Screening Program

This project delivered education and resources on HOTV vision charts to all staff in Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) who deliver the Statewide Eyesight Preschooler Screening (StEPS) Program.
Northern NSW Local Health District
Added: 8 September 2017|Last updated: 25 September 2017
A Coordinated Local Approach to Disordered Eating Services

A Coordinated Local Approach to Disordered Eating Services

This project improved care delivered to people with eating disorders in Broken Hill and surrounding areas in FWLHD. It focused on increasing clinicians’ skill and confidence by providing education sessions, improving access to resources and increasing opportunities for professional networking.
Broken Hill Health Service
Added: 25 August 2017|Last updated: 8 September 2017
Redesign of Maternity Services at Macksville Health Campus

Redesign of Maternity Services at Macksville Health Campus

This project introduced a new service, where midwives at Macksville Health Campus deliver pregnancy and postnatal care to women in their home. It involves flexible rostering patterns to maximise existing staff and reduce staffing inefficiencies.
Mid North Coast Local Health District
Added: 7 April 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
Living Well in Residential Aged Care: Reducing Falls and Harm from Falls

Living Well in Residential Aged Care: Reducing Falls and Harm from Falls

Nyngan Health Service developed a falls workbook and DVD, which was used to educate aged care residents on falls and empower them to develop personalised strategies that would reduce their risk of falling.
Nyngan Residential Aged Care
Added: 10 February 2017|Last updated: 27 February 2017
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
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
Reducing the Incidence of Omitted Medication Administration

Reducing the Incidence of Omitted Medication Administration

This project improved education and workflow processes around medication administration, to reduce instances where patients either don’t receive their medication or don’t have a documented reason as to why their medication was not administered.
Dubbo Health Service
Added: 10 October 2016|Last updated: 24 October 2016
Creative Arts in Community Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs Recovery

Creative Arts in Community Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs Recovery

This project established four community arts programs in Port Macquarie Community College. The programs help participants with mental health and Alcohol and Other Drugs challenges rebuild their confidence and provide them with important life skills. It also reduces the stigma of mental health issues and provides participants with a sense of belonging in the communities where they live.
Port Macquarie Community College
Added: 19 October 2016|Last updated: 19 October 2016
Please Let Me Out: a standardised capacity testing process for confused patient

Please Let Me Out: a standardised capacity testing process for confused patient

This project developed a standardised capacity testing and guardianship application process for confused patients, with a multidisciplinary approach to support decision making in the hospital environment.
Coffs Harbour Base Hospital
Added: 4 July 2016|Last updated: 19 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
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
 Rural/Remote Recruiting and Retention Value-Based Redesign (R5) Project

Rural/Remote Recruiting and Retention Value-Based Redesign (R5) Project

This project addressed factors that had a significant impact on vacant full-time equivalent positions, staff turnover, length of vacancies and the quality of consumers’ experience and engagement in care.
Hunter New England Local Health District
Added: 12 October 2015|Last updated: 26 October 2015
Tweed Opioid Treatment Program

Tweed Opioid Treatment Program

This project gathered feedback from clients, clinicians and case workers to define a single set of criteria used to assess when clients are eligible to receive medication to take home and consume the next day (called a one-off takeaway).
The Tweed Hospital
Added: 12 October 2015|Last updated: 26 October 2015
Physiotherapy Training Audit

Physiotherapy Training Audit

This project identifies gaps between the skills that new graduate and Level 1 physiotherapists have gained via study and the skills required to work within the physiotherapy department of Broken Hill Health Service. This gap analysis will allow individual professional development pathways to be developed for physiotherapists, to maintain a high quality of service within the physiotherapy department.
Broken Hill Base Hospital
Added: 12 October 2015|Last updated: 26 October 2015
Improved Management of Miscarriage

Improved Management of Miscarriage

This project created a flowchart to guide clinical staff on the correct procedures for storing, viewing and testing products of conception. Staff education and a new patient feedback process was also implemented.
Tumut District Hospital
Added: 9 October 2015|Last updated: 23 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
Intangible Storytelling Project

Intangible Storytelling Project

A multimedia project which tells the stories of inspirational carers and the vital role they play in the community.
Far West Local Health District
Added: 27 August 2015|Last updated: 10 September 2015
Sapphire Coast Graduate Physiotherapy Program

Sapphire Coast Graduate Physiotherapy Program

This project created an informal public-private partnership with collaborative recruitment, joint management and shared education for new graduates.
Bega Valley Health Service and Sapphire Coast Physiotherapy
Added: 14 July 2015|Last updated: 28 July 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
Vertebrae Fractures: Rural Management Adaptions

Vertebrae Fractures: Rural Management Adaptions

This project developed clear management plans with standardised clinical products and processes, formal education and training, and enhanced clinical governance.
Mid North Coast Local Health District
Added: 27 May 2015|Last updated: 27 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
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
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
Supporting Dementia and Delirium Care with Volunteers

Supporting Dementia and Delirium Care with Volunteers

In partnership with Alzheimer’s NSW, volunteers were recruited and trained for a structured person-centred dementia-delirium hospital volunteer program. The volunteer intervention provided one to one emotional support and practical assistance aimed at reducing delirium risk to patients with cognitive impairment. There was a trend towards reduced falls at the volunteer intervention facility. The program was highly accepted with 96% of staff and 100% of volunteers perceiving the program as having a beneficial effect on patient outcomes and should continue....
Southern NSW Local Health District
Added: 11 March 2015|Last updated: 25 March 2015
How Access Has Changed Emergency Mental Health Care in the Bush

How Access Has Changed Emergency Mental Health Care in the Bush

Many rural and remote towns have limited access to mental health specialist services and local providers bear the responsibility for emergency mental health care. The Mental Health Emergency Care – Rural Access Program (MHEC-RAP) is a telepsychiatry program established in western NSW to provide accessible specialist emergency mental health care and is available 24 hours 7 days a week. MHEC-RAP is changing the local provision of emergency mental health care. Local providers are no longer ‘flying blind’ as this has...
Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health
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
Sugar Gum - Diabetes and Gum Disease

Sugar Gum - Diabetes and Gum Disease

Gum disease is a chronic inflammatory disease which has a direct impact on blood sugar levels, yet diabetic patients are not routinely referred for oral health checks. This project works with high risks groups such as the elderly, people with chronic disease and Aboriginal people. It encourages people with diabetes to make healthy choices by educating them on the importance of oral health and its impact on blood sugar levels. Following dental evaluation, treatment and education, home packages are given...
Menindee Health Service
Added: 23 March 2015|Last updated: 25 March 2015
Aboriginal Well-being: A Cancer Journey of Healing

Aboriginal Well-being: A Cancer Journey of Healing

'A Cancer Journey’ booklets were developed in partnership with local Aboriginal people, Mid North Coast Local Health District, the Medicare Local, Aboriginal Medical Services, North Coast Cancer Institute, Cancer Council NSW and BreastScreen NSW. The reader is navigated from reception through treatment of Radiation and Chemotherapy, using both text and photographs of the actual units. Aboriginal people within MNCLHD are true partners in the development, use and ongoing review of this educational resource....
Mid North Coast Local Health District
Added: 13 March 2015|Last updated: 25 March 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
Far West Mental Health Recovery Centre

Far West Mental Health Recovery Centre

The Far West Mental Health Recovery Centre (FWMHRC) is public mental health admission facility to be operated in partnership with a Community Managed Organisation (CMO) in NSW. The FWMHRC is a 10-bed unit in the grounds of Broken Hill Health Service. It provides step-up step-down care to people requiring support to overcome mental ill health. The inclusion of the FWMHRC into the spectrum of integrated mental health and drug and alcohol programs in Far West NSW has solved a number...
Neami National
Added: 23 October 2014|Last updated: 23 October 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
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

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