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Pursuing a cure for Alzheimer’s – but where are the patients?

Pursuing a cure for Alzheimer’s – but where are the patients?

There is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease and the Neuropsychiatry Service clinical trials team work tirelessly to discover an effective treatment. Patients with an Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis are not often referred through the service.
Hunter New England Local Health District
Added: 24 March 2020
Last updated: 20 April 2020
Improving pre-hospital major trauma clinical performance

Improving pre-hospital major trauma clinical performance

This project aims to identify reasons for the secondary retrieval and address areas where improvements to paramedic management may be made.
NSW Ambulance
Added: 24 March 2020
Last updated: 20 April 2020
Healthy Lifestyles Project for newly arrived young people

Healthy Lifestyles Project for newly arrived young people

This project addressed two significant gaps in service provision for newly arrived young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds: prevention of rapid weight gain during the settlement and post arrival period; intervention for weight issues for those arriving overweight or obese.
South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
Added: 4 March 2020
Last updated: 19 March 2020
Finger food menu on the specialised dementia and delirium ward

Finger food menu on the specialised dementia and delirium ward

The introduction of finger foods will potentially: increase the opportunity to encourage or enable self-feeding; improve quality of life; increase oral intake and promote weight stabilization while in hospital; and improve the nutritional intake of patients admitted to the dementia and delirium ward.
Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital
Added: 18 February 2020
Last updated: 23 March 2020
Bread tags for wheelchairs

Bread tags for wheelchairs

Bread tags for wheelchairs is an initiative taking place at St George Hospital, aimed to encourage the separation of waste. The initiative contributes to the overall aim to completely eliminate desk rubbish bins at the hospital, so that staff are forced to separate all of their waste. Bread tags are recycled to fund wheelchairs in South Africa.
St George Hospital
Added: 18 February 2020
Last updated: 3 March 2020
Randwick campus redevelopment Green Travel Plan

Randwick campus redevelopment Green Travel Plan

The Randwick campus redevelopment Green Travel Plan and implementation plan sets out: future targets for staff travel mode share, specifically a reduction in car driver mode share; travel demand management strategies for visitors, patients, staff and supplier/service personnel; and initiatives to implement and monitor such travel measures.
South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
Added: 18 February 2020
Last updated: 3 March 2020
Transition to Recovery

Transition to Recovery

Feedback from the Mental Health Service consumer experience and staff surveys indicate that patients are leaving inpatient services with limited understanding of their goals for post-discharge care, and community mental health staff are not always aware of the transfer of care goals for clients referred from the inpatient service. Often these issues lead to avoidable readmissions or delayed discharge due to not having adequate support within the community. This project addresses these challenges through collaborative care planning....
Hunter New England Local Health District
Added: 9 December 2019
Last updated: 12 December 2019
Employee wraparound: integrated holistic management of employee workplace matters

Employee wraparound: integrated holistic management of employee workplace matters

NSW Ambulance wants to improve and simplify the management of workplace issues, which can improve outcomes for staff. The goal is to provide a more informed, responsive and employee-focused support and service. This will be achieved by: establishing a single contact number for staff to contact to obtain information and advice; implementing an integrated case management framework for complex workplace matters....
NSW Ambulance
Added: 3 December 2019
Last updated: 12 December 2019
Improving access to medication review in high risk inpatients

Improving access to medication review in high risk inpatients

The Prince of Wales Hospital is redesigning its clinical pharmacist services to prioritise medication review for inpatients most at risk of medication harm and ensure appropriate documentation of medication reviews.
Prince of Wales Hospital
Added: 3 December 2019
Last updated: 12 December 2019
Redesigning mid-meal safety, nutritional accuracy and compliance, knowledge and satisfaction (SNACKS)

Redesigning mid-meal safety, nutritional accuracy and compliance, knowledge and satisfaction (SNACKS)

This project looks at how the tea-run to adult patients at Westmead Hospital in three wards can be improved to meet the nutritional and individual dietary needs of patients.
HealthShare NSWWestern Sydney Local Health District
Added: 2 December 2019
Last updated: 12 December 2019