Initiatives by Category
Aim: Provide simple strategies to improve the care outcomes of older patients with confusion in NSW hospitals, through:increased staff knowledge and skills to identify, treat and care for older people presenting to their hospitals with confusioninvolvement of carers and families.Achievements, innovation and knowledge will be shared and systems embedded into practice to sustain and spread improvements in care.
Benefits: Increased screening, improved risk assessment and more appropriate treatment and management of confusion.Increased awareness, knowledge and skills of staff to better care for older patients with dementia/delirium.Minimisation of harm during care and safer and more supportive hospital environments.Improved patient outcomes, including:prevention of functional declinereduced morbidity and adverse eventsreduced length of stayreduced readmissionsreduced rate of admission to a residential aged care facility upon discharge.Greater accuracy of coding for delirium DRGs.Reduced per capita cost.
Ready to Implement Added: 13 August 2015|Last updated: 14 August 2015
Aim: The Health Literacy Guide has been developed to assist health services by providing practical strategies to address health literacy barriers for patients. The Guide also assists health services to meet new performance goals and the Australian Commission for Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards.
Benefits: By considering approaches to health literacy, health care organisations can benefit by improving safety and quality in health care. Consumers can benefit by accessing health information that is meaningful and relevant to their individual medical needs and navigating the system more easily.
Pre-implementation Added: 6 November 2013|Last updated: 15 July 2014
Aim: To document and implement a statewide pain strategy to reduce the burden of chronic pain in the community.
Benefits: Following the implementation of the NSW Pain Plan, there will be greater access to expert services, and improved support for primary care, for people living in regional NSW.
Ready to Implement Added: 8 November 2013|Last updated: 20 January 2014
Aim: To provide health care managers and staff with information to help design and implement services for the best care for patients with hepatitis C in their own environments.
Benefits: Improvements in clinical practice and patient care.
Pre-implementation Added: 8 November 2013|Last updated: 9 December 2014
Aim: The 1 Deadly Step program promotes screening, early detection and follow up of chronic disease in Aboriginal communities in NSW. The unique component of 1 Deadly Step is the involvement of sport and its ability to engage Aboriginal people that would not normally be screened for chronic disease. Piloting the program across selected communities in NSW will enable NSW to refine the delivery model before a statewide implementation is developed.
Benefits: The 1 Deadly Step project is an initiative of the Chronic Care for Aboriginal People Program (CCAP). This project demonstrates how the CCAP Model of Care can be used as a framework for designing chronic disease programs targeting Aboriginal people and communities.1 Deadly Step provides an ideal platform on which to establish committed partnerships between local major health service providers such as the Local Health District, Aboriginal Medical Service and Medicare Locals, to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal people and...
Ready to Implement Added: 7 February 2014|Last updated: 4 January 2016
Aim: The Patient Based Care Challenge and associated provides practical strategies for transforming hospitals and health services for a patient based care focus.
Benefits: Local Health Districts sign up to The Challenge as a long term strategic commitment. The Guide provides practical advice on strategies within The Patient Based Care Challenge. Improving patient care experience is linked to improved clinical and business outcomes, including cost savings.
Ready to Implement Added: 6 November 2013|Last updated: 5 March 2015
Building on Aboriginal Programs – Improving the Uptake of Aboriginal People into Chronic Disease Rehabilitation
Aim: To identify a number of Local Health District sites with Aboriginal programs that have elements of a chronic disease rehabilitation program, then work with Local Health Districts to apply a gap analysis that has been developed from the NSW Rehabilitation Model of Care to determine and implement the resources required to be recognised as a rehabilitation program.
Benefits: The Chronic Care for Aboriginal People (CCAP) team are investigating innovative ways of improving enrolment and completion of rehabilitation rates for Aboriginal people by building on existing programs that are targeted for Aboriginal people. An example of one such program which already delivers many of the components of a rehabilitation program is the Aunty Jean’s Program. This program was developed to build on community’s capacity to work together for better health outcomes, with leadership provided by local Aboriginal Elders. The...
Ready to Implement Added: 7 February 2014|Last updated: 7 February 2014
Aim: To determine what proportion of eligible patients receive follow up; and whether the provision of enhancement funding has had any impact on rates of follow up. The program also aims to determine whether: Socio-demographic, disease and health service factors predict whether someone receives 48 Hour Follow Up; Compared to Aboriginal people who do not receive 48 Hour Follow Up, whether Aboriginal people who receive follow up have lower rates of 28 day adverse events; Rates of readmission among Aboriginal people...
Benefits: The 48 Hour Follow Up program was conceived as a result of the NSW Walgan Tilly Redesign project, which aimed to address gaps in health care and to improve access for Aboriginal people to chronic care services. The 48 Hour Follow Up program involves following up, within 2 working days of discharge, Aboriginal people aged 15 years and older who are admitted to an acute care facility with a chronic disease.Follow up is mostly carried out by telephone by a...
Ready to Implement Added: 7 February 2014|Last updated: 5 January 2016
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