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Implementation of the HOTV Vision Chart in the Northern NSW Local Health District Statewide Eyesight Preschooler Screening Program

Implementation of the HOTV Vision Chart in the Northern NSW Local Health District Statewide Eyesight Preschooler Screening Program

This project delivered education and resources on HOTV vision charts to all staff in Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) who deliver the Statewide Eyesight Preschooler Screening (StEPS) Program.
Northern NSW Local Health District
Added: 8 September 2017|Last updated: 8 November 2021
Virtual Rural Generalist Service

Virtual Rural Generalist Service

VRGS doctors work both virtually and in person to provide rural generalist medical coverage for hospitals and multipurpose services and fatigue management.
Added: 4 August 2021|Last updated: 4 August 2021
Specialist Medical Clinics for Rural Aboriginal Medical Services

Specialist Medical Clinics for Rural Aboriginal Medical Services

Specialist medical clinics were established for Aboriginal people with chronic disease who live in rural and remote areas of Hunter New England Local Health District
John Hunter Hospital
Added: 29 January 2018|Last updated: 2 June 2021
Virtual Allied Health Service

Virtual Allied Health Service

This service provides virtual services to rural healthcare facilities in the disciplines of dietetics, occupational therapy, speech pathology, physiotherapy and social work.
Western NSW Local Health District
Added: 24 May 2021|Last updated: 24 May 2021
Geriatric Medicine Outreach Service

Geriatric Medicine Outreach Service

This service provides cross-district virtual geriatric consults to people living in rural and remote areas.
Sydney Local Health DistrictWestern NSW Local Health DistrictFar West Local Health District
Added: 24 May 2021|Last updated: 24 May 2021
vCare

vCare

vCare is a designated virtual unit that provides specialty-level advice, critical care expertise, transport, logistics, and coordination support across Western NSW Local Health District.
Western NSW Local Health District
Added: 24 May 2021|Last updated: 24 May 2021
Improving the Critical Care Advisory Service

Improving the Critical Care Advisory Service

Western NSW Local Health District enhanced its Critical Care Advisory Service by conducting an audit, delivering staff education, streamlining clinical pathways and improving the patient experience.
Western NSW Local Health District
Added: 6 June 2018|Last updated: 14 May 2021
Enhancing Remote Physiotherapy Services for Consistent Patient Care

Enhancing Remote Physiotherapy Services for Consistent Patient Care

Hay Physiotherapy Service implemented a telehealth model of care for appropriate patients, to better manage its waiting list and allow patients across vast geographical regions to access physiotherapy services in a timely and convenient way, particularly during service interruptions.
Murrumbidgee Local Health District
Added: 6 April 2017|Last updated: 14 May 2021
In-home monitoring program for people with chronic conditions

In-home monitoring program for people with chronic conditions

This program addresses an increasing burden of chronic disease by remotely monitoring people in their own homes and building capacity to self-manage.
Far West Local Health District
Added: 13 May 2021|Last updated: 13 May 2021
Intangible Storytelling Project

Intangible Storytelling Project

A multimedia project which tells the stories of inspirational carers and the vital role they play in the community.
Far West Local Health District
Added: 27 August 2015|Last updated: 21 April 2021
Breaking the drought: rural management of breast cancer-related lymphoedema

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 surgery.
Western NSW Local Health District
Added: 12 August 2019|Last updated: 20 April 2021
Implementation of Advanced Radiotherapy Technology to Improve Clinical Outcomes in Rural NSW

Implementation of Advanced Radiotherapy Technology to Improve Clinical Outcomes in Rural NSW

After the successful implementation of quality improvement projects, the technology utilisation rate (intensity-modulated radiotherapy and volumetric modulated arc therapy) rose to over 70% in 2020, compared to below 22% in 2017 and stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy treatment is now available at Central West Cancer Care Centre, Orange.
Orange Health Service
Added: 1 March 2021|Last updated: 15 March 2021
Bega Valley Health Service Mentoring Program

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, as a result of passing on knowledge and skills.
Bega District Hospital
Added: 27 May 2020|Last updated: 12 June 2020
Integrating care for frequent service users in Goulburn

Integrating care for frequent service users in Goulburn

This project brings together the local ambulance service, general practice, hospital emergency department (ED) and community health centre resources to identify and respond to patients who repeatedly use one or more of these health services. These agencies will work collaboratively with the patient to provide a coordinated, targeted and timely response to the general health and social needs that the patient identifies as triggering their need for an emergency response....
Southern NSW Local Health District
Added: 6 May 2019|Last updated: 9 May 2019
Improving resident activity levels in the aged care facility on Norfolk Island

Improving resident activity levels in the aged care facility on Norfolk Island

We worked closely with the community, staff, residents, and families of those living in the aged care facility on Norfolk Island to address their most pressing issue; the activity levels of the residents.
South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
Added: 5 December 2018|Last updated: 13 December 2018
Grow Our Own: Creating a Sustainable Midwifery Workforce in Rural and Remote Areas

Grow Our Own: Creating a Sustainable Midwifery Workforce in Rural and Remote Areas

The need for a skilled midwifery workforce is ever increasing within rural and remote Australia. The ‘Grow our Own’ initiative had three goals: to increase the number of midwives within the Western NSW Local Health District, increase the number of rural and remote midwives, and to increase access to skilled clinicians for rural and remote dwelling women.
Western NSW Local Health District
Added: 15 November 2018|Last updated: 30 November 2018
REACH Out

REACH Out

REACH Out is an independent patient and family activated response system for small sites. The REACH response is provided by on off-site patient flow team via Telehealth.
Nyngan Multipurpose Service
Added: 15 November 2018|Last updated: 30 November 2018
Shared Clinical Review Across Four Rural Health Services

Shared Clinical Review Across Four Rural Health Services

A project to implement a shared mortality and morbidity clinical review process across four small rural health services in northeast Victoria. The project includes development of standardised tools and the formation of a collaborative clinical review forum to help address the common risks experienced by patients in care at small rural health services in the region.
Albury Wodonga Health
Added: 26 September 2018|Last updated: 6 November 2018
Supporting Lifestyle and Activity Modification After a Transient Ischaemic Attack

Supporting Lifestyle and Activity Modification After a Transient Ischaemic Attack

This project, led by the Community Stroke Team, delivered a six-week education and exercise program with 12 weeks of telephone health coaching to patients in Hunter New England Local Health District who had experienced a transient ischaemic attack.
Hunter New England Local Health District
Added: 23 April 2018|Last updated: 7 May 2018
The Smallest Things Can Make the Biggest Difference

The Smallest Things Can Make the Biggest Difference

Broken Hill Health Service in Far West Local Health District implemented the person-centred sunflower tool, to improve communication and build a rapport between staff, patients and carers.
Added: 29 January 2018|Last updated: 12 February 2018
Hit the Ground Running: Improving Access to Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Hit the Ground Running: Improving Access to Pulmonary Rehabilitation

This project aimed to improve access to pulmonary rehabilitation and embed it as standard practice after admission to Coffs Harbour Health Campus for exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Coffs Harbour Health Campus
Added: 27 November 2017|Last updated: 15 December 2017
A Coordinated Local Approach to Disordered Eating Services

A Coordinated Local Approach to Disordered Eating Services

This project improved care delivered to people with eating disorders in Broken Hill and surrounding areas in FWLHD. It focused on increasing clinicians’ skill and confidence by providing education sessions, improving access to resources and increasing opportunities for professional networking.
Broken Hill Health Service
Added: 25 August 2017|Last updated: 8 September 2017
Redesign of Maternity Services at Macksville Health Campus

Redesign of Maternity Services at Macksville Health Campus

This project introduced a new service, where midwives at Macksville Health Campus deliver pregnancy and postnatal care to women in their home. It involves flexible rostering patterns to maximise existing staff and reduce staffing inefficiencies.
Mid North Coast Local Health District
Added: 7 April 2017|Last updated: 28 April 2017
Living Well in Residential Aged Care: Reducing Falls and Harm from Falls

Living Well in Residential Aged Care: Reducing Falls and Harm from Falls

Nyngan Health Service developed a falls workbook and DVD, which was used to educate aged care residents on falls and empower them to develop personalised strategies that would reduce their risk of falling.
Nyngan Residential Aged Care
Added: 10 February 2017|Last updated: 27 February 2017

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