Connecting Critical Care, Northern NSW and Mid North Coast Local Health District
Based on a hub and spoke type model the former North Coast Area Health Service introduced telehealth functionality into the emergency department to support effectice, appropriate care with improved access to specialist consultation.
This clinical redesign process was implemented to improve patient and staff journey in the ED to focus on the "Front of House", fast-track area and streaming patients to staff teams according to the complexity and acuity of their presenting problem.
This program provides thorough assessment by video-link by 24/7 mental health nursing staff who have been specifically trained and supported by psychiatrists.
Project final report
Project final report - Cathy Staples, NUM, Emergency Department
Project to ensure the accuracy of charted medications for patients over 65 years on four or more medications admitted through the Emergency Department.
This project aimed to improve the acute care management of patients with chronic pain, and to decrease ED presentations, inpatient bed days and unnecessary investigations in the Emergency Department.
Project final report for Rural Emergency / Critical Care Southern Sector HNELHD
This program addresses GP workload issues and fatigue in a rural district hospital, by systems engineering after hours arrangements for medical consultation.