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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
Aboriginal Stories About Approaching the End of Life

Aboriginal Stories About Approaching the End of Life

A booklet was developed, which sensitively captured end of life stories from six Aboriginal patients and carers from the Shoalhaven region. The stories shared information about palliative care services, planning for end of life and how talking with loved ones about their preferences helped with healing and decision-making.
Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District
Added: 7 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
Cerebral Palsy Hip Surveillance: A Virtual Clinic Model

Cerebral Palsy Hip Surveillance: A Virtual Clinic Model

Kaleidoscope Paediatric Rehabilitation Service established a comprehensive hip surveillance program for children and young people living with cerebral palsy in the Northern Child Health Network, including those from regional, rural and remote communities.
Hunter New England Local Health District
Added: 23 August 2016|Last updated: 6 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
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
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
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
PleDG: Please don’t go, it’s worth the wait

PleDG: Please don’t go, it’s worth the wait

Health outcomes are poorer for patients if they disengage from a service before receiving or completing care. This project is working to ensure that at the Broken Hill Health Service emergency department: patients receive the right care at the right time and in the right place; patients needing access to emergency care can access it when they need it; patients will remain engaged with the emergency services to achieve optimal management of their medical conditions; staff can focus on their...
Broken Hill Base Hospital
Added: 20 August 2015|Last updated: 26 August 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
NSW Ambulance  Authorised Palliative Care Plans

NSW Ambulance Authorised Palliative Care Plans

Authorised Palliative Care Plans were introduced across the state by NSW Ambulance to support paramedic decision making in meeting the needs of individual patients while respecting their palliative wishes. NSW Ambulance applies this protocol to palliative and end of life care, when an ambulance responds to a patient with an endorsed Authorised Palliative Care Plan in place.
NSW Ambulance
Added: 11 March 2015|Last updated: 30 March 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
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
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
Who Ya Gunna Call?

Who Ya Gunna Call?

Each year a one day event is held during NAIDOC week to bring communities, government and non-government, as well as health service providers together in a non-threatening way to improve and promote access to health services, especially for Aboriginal people and communities in the Coffs Harbour Local Government Area.
Mid North Coast Local Health District
Added: 12 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
Enhanced Scope of Practice Model of Care

Enhanced Scope of Practice Model of Care

The ESOP Model of Care was designed along with a supporting clinical governance structure, n education and training program and clinical pathways which define the scope of the ESOP Nurse. By developing the current rural nursing workforce to ensure that patients in small communities were able to receive appropriate treatment, by an appropriate person, at the appropriate time, without having to be transferred to larger facilities some distance away....
Murrumbidgee Local Health District
Added: 15 December 2014|Last updated: 15 December 2014
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
Palliative Care Nurse Link Program

Palliative Care Nurse Link Program

The Palliative Care Nurse Link Program is an ongoing program that was established in June 2013 in Western NSW Local Health District to enhance the care that is provided to palliative care patients in rural communities by non-specialist palliative care health providers.Participants in the program are non specialist palliative care nurses working in small rural communities in both inpatient and outpatient settings who have a keen an interest in palliative care....
Western NSW Local Health District
Added: 17 November 2013|Last updated: 16 October 2014
Fly in Fly out Rural Hospital to Regional Medical Hub

Fly in Fly out Rural Hospital to Regional Medical Hub

A needs analysis was undertaken and medical workforce requirements were identified and positions created. Through engagement with medical and government bodies, an innovative multi-platform advertising campaign and remuneration incentives, clinicians with the right skill mix were attracted to the hospital.
Griffith Base Hospital
Added: 10 October 2014|Last updated: 10 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
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
Closer to Home: Moree Oncology and Chemotherapy

Closer to Home: Moree Oncology and Chemotherapy

Historically rural people have been less inclined to travel for cancer care, refuse treatment and therefore have had poorer outcomes than their city counterparts. There had been no Oncology service available in Moree and only a limited Chemotherapy Service. The monthly visit of the Moree person living with cancer to the Oncologist in Tamworth entailed a 550km road trip and probably a day off work for their carer. This travel led to both financial and physical burdens. This trip was...
Hunter New England Local Health District
Added: 24 August 2012|Last updated: 30 September 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
Regional Aged Care Hospital Avoidance Compendium Report 2014

Regional Aged Care Hospital Avoidance Compendium Report 2014

Aim: To provide a snapshot of current established Regional Aged Care Hospital Avoidance Models of Care as a ‘one-stop-shop’ for service providers to view...
Benefits: The Compendium will provide a synthesis and analysis of options; programs, the resources and partnerships required for implementation and sustainability, key st...
10 October 2014
NSW Pain Clinic Referral Form and Process

NSW Pain Clinic Referral Form and Process

Aim: To provide a consistent method when making a referral from primary care to a tertiary pain service, irrespective of where the service is located.
Benefits: All services will have the same triage criteria and process for accepting patients from primary care.
17 November 2014
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
NSW Standardised Pain Charts (adult)

NSW Standardised Pain Charts (adult)

Aim: Development and implementation of statewide charts to be used at the bedside when delivering Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA), ketamine infusions and neuraxia...
Benefits: Benefits include improved safety and quality of care for patients.
15 December 2014
Rural Health Network

Rural Health Network

Aim: To provide a co-ordinated approach to the implementation of models of care and innovation for rural communities, including the use of technology; To develo...
Benefits: To support rural and remote clinicians and provide co-ordination between ACI, health service providers and consumers in rural areas to inform and drive improved...
20 January 2014
Implementation of the Statewide Pain Plan

Implementation of the Statewide Pain Plan

Aim: To document and implement a statewide pain strategy to reduce the burden of chronic pain in the community.
Benefits: Following the implementation of the NSW Pain Plan, there will be greater access to expert services, and improved support for primary care, for people living in ...
20 January 2014
ACI Innovation Awards

ACI Innovation Awards

Aim: ACI Innovation Awards were introduced at the seven rural Local Health District Quality Awards 2014, and at the HETI Statewide Rural Health and Researc...
Benefits: Winning projects are loaded onto the new ACI Innovation Exchange, replacing Australian Resource Centre for Healthcare Innovation (ARCHI) as a one-stop-shop for ...
10 October 2014
NSW Chronic Pain Clinics Information Flyer

NSW Chronic Pain Clinics Information Flyer

Aim: To provide information to consumers and primary care clinicians on the purpose and approach of various pain management services, alongside relevant contact deta...
Benefits: Benefits include improved information for consumers on available pain-management services in NSW. The flyer outlines each of the publicly-funded pain management...
22 January 2014
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
Nurse Delegated Emergency Care (NDEC) Project

Nurse Delegated Emergency Care (NDEC) Project

Aim: To provide timely, quality care for patients presenting to EDs in rural and remote areas with low risk, low acuity conditions, and to empower Registered Nu...
Benefits: For patients - access to timely and quality care for less-urgent conditionsFor nurses - a validated and authorised framework to work within their scope of pract...
17 August 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
Telehealth Pilot for Pain Management

Telehealth Pilot for Pain Management

Aim: To implement the telehealth toolkit and test and modify its application in the real setting of a pain clinic.
Benefits: Telehealth is a modality that can be utilized to improve access for people to specialized healthcare who live in rural and remote regions.It also provides suppo...
16 July 2015
Rural Innovations Changing Healthcare (RICH) Forum

Rural Innovations Changing Healthcare (RICH) Forum

Aim: To offer a conference without the travel where projects can be presented from the nearest participating venue. RICH is an annual ‘virtual’ foru...
Benefits: Using a combination of face to face, videoconference and social media, the one day forum links 17 satellite hubs across rural NSW bringing together a mix o...
10 October 2014
Support Network for the Local Health District Redesign and Innovation Leaders Group

Support Network for the Local Health District Redesign and Innovation Leaders Group

Aim: To enable, support and challenge group members to achieve their mission of driving healthcare quality and efficiency through shared knowledge, collaborative com...
Benefits: This network can generate significant momentum for local and system change by optimising relationships within and across clinical and geographical boundary line...
5 August 2016
Hepatitis C: A guide to current treatment and care

Hepatitis C: A guide to current treatment and care

Aim: To provide health care managers and staff with information to help design and implement services for the best care for patients with hepatitis C in their own en...
Benefits: Improvements in clinical practice and patient care.
9 December 2014
Statewide Burn Injury Service (SBIS) Telehealth Project

Statewide Burn Injury Service (SBIS) Telehealth Project

Aim: To establish a Telehealth model of care for the Statewide Burn Injury Service.
Benefits: There is significant potential for Telehealth to focus on patient centred care and improve the quality of care for:Patients by providing services that will allo...
16 April 2015
Guidelines for the use of Telehealth for Clinical and non-Clinical Settings in NSW

Guidelines for the use of Telehealth for Clinical and non-Clinical Settings in NSW

Aim: The Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) Rural Telehealth Working Group has developed state-wide Guidelines for those using telehealth across NSW. The aim of th...
Benefits: Ability to reduce wait times;  Focus on patient centred care closer to home;  Additional way of providing broader care options;  Implementation o...
3 March 2016
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
Clinical Variation in 30 Day Mortality for Acute Myocardial Infarction

Clinical Variation in 30 Day Mortality for Acute Myocardial Infarction

Aim: To examine clinical variation in 30 Day mortality for patients presenting with Acute Myocardial Infarction to hospitals throughout NSW.
Benefits: Increased understanding of the factors that contribute to unwarranted clinical variation (UCV) in 30 day mortality for Acute Myocardial Infarction. If UCV is co...
6 November 2013

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