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Innovation Award

Optimising Medication Reconciliation within Electronic Medication Systems

Blacktown Hospital improved the quality of medication reconciliation by developing a new medication reconciliation form, delivering training to staff and conducting interviews with patients within 24 hours of admission.
Western Sydney Local Health DistrictBlacktown Mount Druitt Hospital (Blacktown Campus)
Added: 8 September 2017|Last updated: 8 November 2021

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

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

Yhunger: healthy living skills for at-risk young people

Yhunger has developed educational resources and training workshops for youth workers that focus on ‘hands on’ skills development with young people.
Sydney Local Health District
Added: 15 July 2015|Last updated: 22 April 2021

Working Together to Stop Violence

Mid North Coast Local Health District developed a comprehensive staff training program on domestic and family violence, to better understand violence prevention and create a safer, more respectful workplace.
Mid North Coast Local Health District
Added: 29 May 2018|Last updated: 22 April 2021

Mali Marambir Ngurang Lachlan: To Make Better Place Lachlan

Lachlan Health Service incorporated Wiradjuri language and culture into the redevelopment of Forbes and Parkes hospitals, including Wiradjuri gugaa (goanna) totem designs on the main entry doors and Wiradjuri signage throughout the hospitals.
Lachlan Health Service
Added: 13 March 2017|Last updated: 21 April 2021

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

Innovation in Colonoscopy Services: Direct Access Colonoscopy Clinic

Summary The Direct Access Colonoscopy Clinic (DACC) is an innovative nurse-led clinic that fast tracks people with a positive faecal occult blood test who meet set clinical criteria through to colonoscopy, thus avoiding the wait time to see a gastroenterologist.
Far West Local Health District
Added: 18 December 2018|Last updated: 21 April 2021

Community Eye Care in Western Sydney

Community Eye Care (C-EYE-C) improved access to ophthalmology services for patients in Western Sydney, by partnering with local optometrists to conduct standardised examinations, which were then reviewed remotely by hospital ophthalmologists.
Western Sydney Local Health District
Added: 11 July 2018|Last updated: 20 April 2021

Burn Scar Management with Ablative Fractional Laser Resurfacing

Concord Repatriation General Hospital has one of the largest and most extensive prospective databases on burn patients treated with ablative fractional CO2 laser to date. It focuses on both objective health outcomes as well as subjective factors such as quality of life and patient discomfort during treatment.
Concord Repatriation General Hospital
Added: 26 April 2018|Last updated: 20 April 2021

Mirrabrook: A Truly Smoke Free Mental Health Inpatient Unit

Mirrabrook Mental Health Unit introduced a new policy to help nicotine-dependent consumers quit smoking during their inpatient stay. It was supported by staff training, nicotine replacement therapy and carbon monoxide monitoring.
Shellharbour Hospital
Added: 29 May 2017|Last updated: 8 April 2021

Eyes Open: Improving service delivery for the Royal North Shore Hospital ophthalmology service

The ophthalmology service delivers excellent ophthalmic care, however, patient and staff feedback demonstrate that the service delivers a poor patient and staff experience. This project focused on identifying opportunities for improvement that relate specifically to patient and staff experiences, and then implementing sustainable changes to address these experiences.
Royal North Shore Hospital
Added: 6 May 2019|Last updated: 9 October 2019

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

Equal Access for the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse

The appointment booking process for clients accessing the Fairfield Orthopaedic Hip and Knee Service was modified to enable the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) population greater access to the service.
Fairfield Hospital
Added: 19 October 2018|Last updated: 20 November 2018

Innovative Service Delivery Model

Western Sydney Local Health Districtestablished a Mental Health Acute Assessment Team at Cumberland Hospital. The service responds to relevant Triple Zero calls via a dispatch system, using dedicated paramedics and mental health clinical nurse consultants.
Western Sydney Local Health District
Added: 28 May 2018|Last updated: 22 June 2018

Bridging Cultures

Mid North Coast Local Health District empowered Aboriginal patients to manage their own health care, by providing education, information on services, self-management strategies, culturally-sensitive care and links to community health services.
Mid North Coast Local Health District
Added: 25 May 2018|Last updated: 11 June 2018

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