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Acute Care for Children and Older People Stream

The Acute Care Taskforce works to improve the experience of care for acute medical patients in hospitals across the NSW Health system. They do this by working with acute and primary care clinicians, health system managers and consumers to research, develop and support the implementation of system-wide opportunities to improve care for acute medical patients in NSW.

Read more about the Acute Care for Children and Older People Stream

Achievements

The Acute Care Taskforce has a history of working consumers, acute care clinicians and health system managers on the following:

  • a clinical management plan that is commenced on admission and revised throughout the inpatient journey.
  • multidisciplinary ward rounds that involve all members of the health care team including patients and their families.
  • a meaningful estimated date of discharge that is entered on admission, revised throughout the patient journey and includes what a patient is waiting for (e.g. waiting for what?).
  • criteria led discharge for patients with simple discharges.
  • planned transfer of care, within and between care settings, which involves the patient, their families and/or carers.

Current Work of the Acute Care Taskforce

Acute Care for Children and Older People Stream

Contact

Linda Soars
Clinical Associate Director, Acute Care for Children and Older People Stream

Recently Added

The Children's Hospital, Westmead - Criteria Led Discharge - November 2015

Added: 9 January 2020

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Criteria Led Discharge for Concord Hospital - November 2015

Added: 9 January 2020

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ACI and Criteria Led Discharge - November 2015

Added: 9 January 2020

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Implementing Criteria Led Discharge – One Health Service’s Approach

Added: 9 January 2020

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