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Elimination of Hepatitis C in a Prison Setting

The Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network introduced the first hepatitis C virus elimination program in the NSW correctional setting.
Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network
Added: 6 June 2018|Last updated: 8 November 2021

Southcare Outreach Service (SOS)

The Southcare Outreach Service is a new model of care that delivers a rapid response, multidisciplinary team to clients aged over 65 years in their home to prevent presentations to the emergency department.
South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
Added: 19 February 2016|Last updated: 28 October 2021

Confident and Connected at Home on Haemodialysis

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District, in collaboration with The University of Sydney and Western Renal Services, developed a mobile app that allows patients to send their home haemodialysis data to nursing staff remotely and in real time.
Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District
Added: 23 October 2017|Last updated: 14 May 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

Imagine: An initiative to support the wellbeing of staff at Bulli District Hospital

This is a staff-based wellbeing initiative program; designed to demonstrate an increase in staff satisfaction and workplace engagement.
Bulli Hospital
Added: 5 April 2019|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

Aboriginal Wellbeing Hospital Discharge Booklet

An Aboriginal cultural resource was developed to improve the hospital discharge journey of Aboriginal patients, families and carers in MNCLHD. The clinical redesign process involved monitoring data, developing culturally appropriate resources and collaborating with Aboriginal people to gain the best health outcomes after discharge from hospital.
Mid North Coast Local Health District
Added: 29 January 2018|Last updated: 20 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

V-DOTS – A unique client care for protracted tuberculosis regimens

The project team implemented an innovative, secure, low cost, and high impact program using readily available digital technology, to transform the current tuberculosis service to a patient-centred delivery model.
Murrumbidgee Local Health District
Added: 18 December 2018|Last updated: 15 January 2019

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

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

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 with the patient’s medication management.
Mid North Coast Local Health District
Added: 9 May 2018|Last updated: 28 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

The Rhythm and Rhymes Adolescent/Adult Program

The Rhythm and Rhymes Adolescent/Adult Program is a 12-week hip-hop therapy program designed to engage young people with severe mental illness in a way that is enjoyable, creates a sense of purpose in their lives and helps them reconnect to themselves and others.
Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network
Added: 23 August 2017|Last updated: 7 September 2017

Caring for Our Carers

Blacktown Mount Druitt Hospital (Blacktown Campus) added Carer Zones to single rooms in its new Clinical Services Building, so carers can stay at the hospital overnight in comfort.
Blacktown Mount Druitt Hospital (Blacktown Campus)
Added: 24 July 2017|Last updated: 8 August 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.
Southern NSW Local Health District
Added: 18 March 2016|Last updated: 4 April 2016

Rapid Access Colonoscopy: Faecal Occult Blood Test

This project designed and implemented a rapid access colonoscopy service for positive faecal occult blood test referrals in HNELHD.
Hunter New England Local Health District
Added: 24 February 2016|Last updated: 2 March 2016

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