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Acute Care Taskforce

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

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Priorities

In 2013 the ACT will focus on the medical inpatient journey. This approach has been validated through a series of workshops with consumers, acute care clinicians and health system managers. These workshops identified that the key elements of the medical inpatient journey are:

  • 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