2021. Successful in-home remote monitoring initiatives for people who are COVID-19 positive in the isolation of their own homes, or hotel quarantine.
Imagine: An initiative to support the wellbeing of staff at Bulli District Hospital
2021. This is a staff-based wellbeing initiative program; designed to demonstrate an increase in staff satisfaction and workplace engagement.
Mirrabrook: A Truly Smoke Free Mental Health Inpatient Unit
2021. 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.
Local health district award
End the Wait for Endoscopy at Wollongong Hospital
2021. Wollongong Hospital developed electronic scheduling systems, patient education materials and a clinical review process, to reduce wait times in its Endoscopy Unit.
Medication Reconciliation: A Prescription for Safety
2021. 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 they are discharged or transferred to another care
From interventional radiology scheduling to safety (Patient FIRSTs)
2019. This project was a complete redesign of interventional radiology processes. This includes improving: scheduling practices, protocolling practices, patient experience, patient information, communication between team, clinical handover.
Microscope Camera as a Tool in Digital Morphology
2021. The project used a microscope camera to reduce the turnaround time of morphology results reporting for critical patients presenting afterhours to the emergency department.
Optimising Pre-operative Patient Blood Management
2018. Wollongong Hospital implemented a program to optimise the pre-operative haemoglobin and iron stores of patients undergoing major elective colorectal, upper gastrointestinal tract and orthopaedic surgery. This will prevent avoidable blood
The Sexual Assault Crisis Response Project
2021. The Violence, Abuse and Neglect Service developed integrated and cost-effective solutions to support clients who present to the emergency department at Wollongong Hospital following a sexual assault.
Improving the Patient Journey for Women with High-Risk Pregnancies
2021. Wollongong Hospital established a consultant-led pre-anaesthetic clinic for women with high-risk pregnancies. It ensures women are supported during their pregnancy and delivery, and clinicians are prepared for any medical issues that may arise.
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