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Rural Health Plan

The projects in this collection complement the NSW Rural Health Plan. 

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
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
Up and at ‘em

Up and at ‘em

2011 heralded a significant shift in the Model of Care for Bathurst Health Service (BHS) Orthopaedic services. Increasing demands for service, increased waitlist times and inconsistent models of anaesthetic and post-operative service delivery models of care resulted in increased length of stay (LOS) and secondary sequelae of increased pressure area numbers, rehabilitation bed use and inconsistent post-operative analgesic regimes that limited functionality. With the introduction of activity based funding, a new multi-disciplinary model of care was developed between the Surgical...
Bathurst Base Hospital
Added: 24 September 2013|Last updated: 17 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
Nambucca Valley Registered Nurse Collaboration Graduate Program

Nambucca Valley Registered Nurse Collaboration Graduate Program

The program is a nursing staff recruitment and retention strategy for the Nambucca Valley. It is designed to attract new graduate Registered Nurses (RNs) to the Nambucca Valley by assisting their transition from study to nursing practice and offering exposure to a variety of settings as potential future career pathways. Two six-month rotations are completed in aged care and acute care settings. The program involves education, skills development and professional development support....
Nambucca Valley Care
Added: 1 January 2014|Last updated: 26 September 2014
Art in Health

Art in Health

The Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health (BHUDRH) has worked in partnership with West Darling Arts to link Art/Humanities and Health in undergraduate health science student education through the Enhanced Rural/Remote Interprofessional Cultural Health (ENRICH) program. ENRICH was developed to meet the clinical needs of students on placement in Broken Hill through an inter-professional learning framework; however it became apparent that this program could do more for students on placement in Broken Hill. Within this context, key principles of...
Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health, University of Sydney; West Darling Arts
Added: 16 March 2012|Last updated: 7 September 2014

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