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Caring in a Crisis: Social Work On Call

The project focuses on the Social Work On Call service to ensure that it is effective and efficient to meet the increasing community needs such as domestic and family violence...

Added: 4 November 2022 | Last updated: 24 November 2022

The SIMPLE Project: A Sustainable Inventory Management Process for Lean Environments

Sutherland Hospital implemented a new procurement process, to provide staff with efficient access to products that deliver safe patient care in the right place, at the right time.

Added: 27 November 2017 | Last updated: 8 November 2021

Addressing Domestic Violence

This project has been designed to improve the response that people who experiencing domestic violence receive when they access services from Lismore Base Hospital. It is multifaceted and includes improving...

Added: 15 April 2021 | Last updated: 30 April 2021

Multiagency Coordination of Prenatal Risk

Central Coast Local Health District established regular meetings with the NSW Department of Family and Community Services and all health services involved in the care of pregnant women, in cases...

Added: 2 May 2018 | Last updated: 21 April 2021

Medication Reconciliation: A Prescription for Safety

This project aims to reduce medication errors, by ensuring the patient’s medicines are accurately documented on admission to hospital and any changes are communicated to the patient and carer when...

Added: 15 March 2017 | Last updated: 21 April 2021

MediREACH: Improving Medication Safety for Patients

Murrumbidgee Local Health District developed a process to ensure all patients have a best possible medication history recorded on admission to hospital.

Added: 27 November 2017 | Last updated: 21 April 2021

Right Patient Right Bed

Right Patient Right Bed examined ways to minimise clinical risk where there are delays in transferring patients from Kempsey District Hospital to Port Macquarie Base Hospital.

Added: 20 August 2020 | Last updated: 3 September 2020

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

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.

Added: 2 December 2019 | Last updated: 12 December 2019

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.

Added: 3 December 2019 | Last updated: 12 December 2019

MEtabolic MOnitoring Whole Health in Mind

Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network identified inconsistent metabolic monitoring as a patient safety risk, and resourced a project team to address this issue. Patients prescribed psychotropic medications are...

Added: 29 November 2019 | Last updated: 12 December 2019

Quality control under the microscope

To provide a statewide quality control approach that delivers more timely and reliable diagnostic test results to assist in improving patient care by December 2020.

Added: 26 August 2019 | Last updated: 29 August 2019

Environmental Cleaning of Ambulances

To reduce the risk of healthcare associated infections in NSW Ambulance. This will provide safer care for patients and improve the working environment for paramedics.

Added: 7 December 2018 | Last updated: 13 December 2018

On Time, Every Time for People with Parkinson’s

To ensure 75 per cent of PD patients at Coffs Clinical Network are identified within four hours of admission, receive medications on time and have a carer who is satisfied...

Added: 9 May 2018 | Last updated: 28 May 2018

Saved by the Phone: Enhancing the Pre-admission Process

Staff at Blue Mountains District ANZAC Memorial Hospital implemented a standardised phone screening tool with fasting instructions, to prepare patients for their surgical procedure.

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.

Added: 12 December 2017 | Last updated: 22 December 2017

It Takes Two

It Takes Two was designed to educate nursing staff and managers on NSW Health and local policies regarding medication handling, with the aim of improving patient safety in the emergency...

Added: 27 October 2017 | Last updated: 10 November 2017

Running Away Causes Delay

This project reduced the number of patients who absconded (ran away) from the Coffs Harbour Mental Health Inpatient Unit, by implementing an environmental review, courtyard supervision, flexible visiting hours, multidisciplinary...

Added: 23 October 2017 | Last updated: 6 November 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

Added: 25 August 2017 | Last updated: 11 September 2017

Testing Times: Reducing Variation in Pathology Testing

This project identified a number of strategies to reduce pathology costs and clinical variation in the testing process, including enhancements to the patient’s electronic medical record, development of best practice...

Added: 7 April 2017 | Last updated: 28 April 2017

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...

Added: 10 February 2017 | Last updated: 27 February 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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