About the Acute Care Taskforce
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.
Jeremy Wilson, Co-Chair
Vicki Manning, Co-Chair
Director of Nursing and Midwifery
St George Hospital
South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
The Acute Care Taskforce (ACT) has been in operation since early 2005. Over that period the ACT has focused on several Safe Clinical Handover projects, avoidable admissions and the establishment of 29 Medical Assessment Units.
In late 2012 the ACT transitioned from the Ministry of Health. This transition involved a repositioning of the ACT to include state-wide representation. Local Health District and Specialty Network Chief Executives were asked to nominate representatives from allied health staff, doctors, nurses and managers. Consumer, primary care and Junior Medical Officer representatives were identified through an expression of interest. The NSW Ministry of Health and the other Pillar agencies (Clinical Excellent Commission, Health Education and Training Institute) are also represented on the ACT.
The ACI Acute Care Taskforce is led by an executive committee, which also includes allied health staff, consumers, doctors, health system managers and nurses.