2021. A geriatric outreach service offering virtual assessments and home visits to help people remain at home or in their Residential Aged Care Facility.
Geriatric Medicine Outreach Service
2021. This service provides cross-district virtual geriatric consults to people living in rural and remote areas.
The Smallest Things Can Make the Biggest Difference
2018. 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.
Improving resident activity levels in the aged care facility on Norfolk Island
2018. 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.
Detecting Delirium in the Emergency Department
2018. Belmont District Hospital implemented an education package for nursing staff, to improve the use of the Confusion Assessment Method (CAM) screening tool in the emergency department (ED). The CAM tool is an affordable and easy way to dramatically
Making the Health of the Nation Outcome Scale Work For Us
2021. This project added an additional multidisciplinary team meeting to the Older Persons Mental Health Team schedule each week and adjusted the meeting agenda, to allow more time for mental health care reviews.
Southcare Outreach Service (SOS)
2021. 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.
NSW Health Award
Pursuing a cure for Alzheimer’s – but where are the patients?
2020. There is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease and the Neuropsychiatry Service clinical trials team work tirelessly to discover an effective treatment. Patients with an Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis are not often referred through the service.
Living Well in Residential Aged Care: Reducing Falls and Harm from Falls
2017. 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.
Falls in older people with cataract: a longitudinal evaluation of impact and risk
2021. This project identified factors associated with an increased falls risk in older people with cataract during their wait for cataract surgery.
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