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Acute Care Taskforce

Working to improve the experience and delivery of healthcare for acute medical patients in hospitals across NSW.

Read more about the Acute Care Taskforce


The Acute Care Taskforce has a history of working consumers, acute care clinicians and health system managers on the following:

  • a clinical management plan that is commenced on admission and revised throughout the inpatient journey.
  • multidisciplinary ward rounds that involve all members of the health care team including patients and their families (e.g. In Safe Hands - Structured Interdisciplinary Ward Rounds - SIBR).
  • a meaningful estimated date of discharge that is entered on admission, revised throughout the patient journey and includes what a patient is waiting for (e.g. waiting for what?).
  • criteria led discharge for patients with simple discharges.
  • planned transfer of care, within and between care settings, which involves the patient, their families and/or carers.

Current Work of the Acute Care Taskforce

Acute Care Taskforce


Sue Schasser
A/Manager, Acute Care Taskforce

Recently Added

Investigating clinical variation in acute care

Type: Webpage

Added: 13 March 2017

Improving The Patient Journey From Hospital to Community

Added: 30 September 2016

Type: PDF File (1.2 MB)

Redesigning medicine admission process

Added: 30 September 2016

Type: PDF File (744.7 KB)

Care Co-ordination and the Patient Flow Portal

Added: 30 September 2016

Type: PDF File (1.4 MB)

Snapshot summary for the efficiency of Blacktown MAU from 2015 to 2016

Added: 30 September 2016

Type: PDF File (1.6 MB)