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Capability Building

Redesign capacity enhancement project

Improving the way the Western NSW Local Health District provides support for staff completing improvement, redesign or innovation to improve patient care outcomes.

Added: 17 November 2021 | Last updated: 9 December 2021

Identifying the Right Carer or Person to Contact for Patients at Blacktown Hospital

Blacktown Hospital educated administration staff on the importance of maintaining accurate contact details in patient records. It also displayed signage in the emergency department to remind families and carers to...

Added: 14 March 2017 | Last updated: 2 June 2021

The Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network’s Got Talent

The JH&FMHN is developing a talent management strategy to improve the access, allocation and appropriateness of learning opportunities for its staff.

Added: 10 February 2017 | Last updated: 22 April 2021

Diverting the Stream

Macksville Hospital developed a 24-month New Graduate Program for nursing staff that involved a 12-week intensive induction period, with clinical exposure and support over the course of the program.

Added: 13 March 2017 | Last updated: 20 April 2021

Breaking the drought: rural management of breast cancer-related lymphoedema

This six-month joint project implemented a lymphoedema screening clinic, providing comprehensive treatment for lymphoedema in the Lachlan Health Service. It involved a cross discipline collaboration for patients following breast cancer...

Added: 12 August 2019 | Last updated: 20 April 2021

Hospital acquired complications and documentation enhancement project

This project is designed to clarify the validity of HACs as coded via clinical coding. It aims to review and assess the HACs, highlighting areas of clinical practice which require...

Added: 27 May 2020 | Last updated: 12 June 2020

Bega Valley Health Service Mentoring Program

This ongoing project pairs new or inexperienced staff with senior, more experienced staff. The objective is to enable staff development, which can lead to added confidence and enhanced clinical practice,...

Added: 27 May 2020 | Last updated: 12 June 2020

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.

Added: 2 May 2018 | Last updated: 16 May 2018

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...

Added: 22 May 2017 | Last updated: 5 June 2017

Healthy Mouths in Hospital

This project implemented a more effective method for cleaning dentures in hospital and delivered education session to staff and patients on the link between oral health and systemic infection.

Added: 18 March 2016 | Last updated: 4 April 2016

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