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Kids – who cares? Navigating paediatric admission from emergency

This project aims to reduce the time children spend in Gosford Hospital emergency department once the decision to admit to the paediatric inpatient unit is made.
Gosford Hospital
Added: 4 November 2022|Last updated: 24 November 2022

Slide into headspace Demand Management Strategy

This project considered issues contributing to long wait times and implemented service-wide interventions to enhance access to mental health support services for young people.
headspace Bondi Junction
Added: 21 April 2022|Last updated: 28 April 2022

Munchkin Right In: Access to paediatric magnetic resonance imaging

The Children’s Hospital at Westmead is streamlining the referral, triage and booking processes to ensure timely access to magnetic resonance imaging scans for paediatric patients. The project aims to positively impact the patient journey, improve health outcomes and the experience of patients, families and staff.
The Children's Hospital at Westmead
Added: 19 November 2021|Last updated: 9 December 2021

Breaking Down Barriers: Improving Access to Paediatric Rehabilitation

This project implemented changes to improve the transfer of care from John Hunter Children’s Hospital to HNEkidsRehab, for paediatric patients who need specialist rehabilitation care.
Hunter New England Local Health District
Added: 18 April 2018|Last updated: 21 October 2021


Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network in partnership with HealthShare NSW is developing a standardised service delivery model for the safe, timely and efficient transport of newborn babies to appointments and back, and to local hospitals.
Sydney Children's Hospital Network
Added: 24 April 2018|Last updated: 9 June 2021

Improved Comprehensive Service for Adolescents who Re-present to the Emergency Department

This project has two objectives. Firstly, it is designed to improve the mental health service for adolescents who present to Lismore Base Hospital’s emergency department. Secondly, it is designed to provide a more streamlined and comprehensive after care service in order to prevent re-presentations to the ED.
Lismore Base Hospital
Added: 22 April 2020|Last updated: 14 May 2021

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: 20 April 2021

The Big Wee Problem at Sydney Children’s Hospital Network

This project utilises Clinical Redesign Methodology in a multifaceted approach to prevent post-operative urinary tract infections in our Network.
Sydney Children’s Hospital Network
Added: 15 December 2020|Last updated: 16 December 2020

Paediatric Access Support Service (PASS)

The Paediatric Access Support Service (PASS) aims to transfer patients to and from Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network inpatient settings efficiently. This would reduce associated workload, and improve the patient and staff experience.
Sydney Children's Hospital Network
Added: 28 August 2019|Last updated: 29 August 2019

Breath of Fresh Air: Paediatric Long Term Ventilation

This project aims to provide a coordinated, equitable and integrated service for children requiring invasive long term ventilation, and their families. It also aims to support the needs of long term ventilation children at home and in the community, and provide access to a comprehensive package of ambulatory care services to decrease admission rates and days spent at hospital.
Sydney Children's Hospital Network
Added: 4 December 2018|Last updated: 13 December 2018

Development After Infant Surgery Study

The Development After Infant Surgery (DAISy) study is the first of its kind in the world. It investigated neurodevelopmental outcomes in infants who had major surgery within the first 90 days of life.
Sydney Children's Hospital Network
Added: 2 November 2018|Last updated: 19 November 2018

What a Difference a Date Will Make

Various services in the local area were concerned about the increase in young adolescents presenting in crisis, with either potential self-harm or harm to others. Police and ambulance workers were often required to intervene, and emergency department beds used. This project aims to reduce the waitlist time for a multidisciplinary diagnostic assessment for older school age and adolescent children, by 25% by March 2018....
Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District
Added: 26 September 2018|Last updated: 11 October 2018

When’s it my turn? The Maitland Hospital Paediatric Ambulatory Care Service

The project focuses on the referral, waitlist and appointment booking processes of the Maitland Hospital Paediatric Ambulatory Care Service to deliver timely, efficient and effective care to children.
The Maitland Hospital
Added: 27 August 2018|Last updated: 30 August 2018

The Asthma Follow Up Integrated Care Initiative

Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick developed an integrated model of care for children with non-complex asthma, including care coordination, communication with general practitioners, parent education and emergency department resources and processes.
Sydney Children's Hospital Network
Added: 28 May 2018|Last updated: 12 June 2018

Improving Provision of Skin-to-Skin Care in Preterm Neonates

John Hunter Children’s Hospital developed a step-by-step guide to encourage the delivery of Kangaroo Care to premature babies, and provided education to staff and parents on the topic.
John Hunter Children's Hospital
Added: 2 May 2018|Last updated: 16 May 2018

Central Line Infection Prevention in Newborns

RPA Hospital implemented an education, audit and training package for staff in its Newborn Care Unit, to reduce infections related to central line use in vulnerable newborns.
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Added: 12 December 2017|Last updated: 22 December 2017

Child-at-Risk Electronic Medical Record Alert

NNSWLHD developed a unique alert system for at-risk children and pregnant women that is integrated into the patient’s electronic medical record
Northern NSW Local Health District
Added: 25 August 2017|Last updated: 11 September 2017

Improving Lumbar Puncture Success Rates in Febrile Neonates

The Children’s Hospital at Westmead developed and implemented an interdisciplinary lumbar puncture teaching package for Junior Medical Officers and nursing staff. The simulation-based teaching covered early stylet removal techniques, patient positioning, needle positioning, troubleshooting and analgesia.
The Children's Hospital at Westmead
Added: 22 May 2017|Last updated: 5 June 2017

The Grin and Grow Health Pathway

A new model of care was developed to provide preventive oral health care for children and young people in the Out of Home Care Health Pathway Program. The model includes a streamlined referral process to public oral health services, a matrix of clinical care and simplified reporting procedures.
Southern NSW Local Health DistrictMurrumbidgee Local Health District
Added: 14 March 2017|Last updated: 28 April 2017

Waist Less: Part of the Sustainable Connections for Overweight and Obesity in Paediatrics Project

The Waist Less project aims to improve clinical processes and resources at the CHW, to increase the identification and management of children with obesity and their families. It is part of the Sustainable Connections for Overweight and Obesity in Paediatrics (SCOOP) project, which aims to develop streamlined models of care and health pathways for children with obesity and their families within primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare settings in Nepean Blue Mountains and Western Sydney Local Health Districts, improving equity and...
Sydney Children's Hospital Network
Added: 18 April 2017|Last updated: 28 April 2017

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