Improving the Rehabilitation Experience for Older People and Staff

Helen HughesUncategorised

The experience of caring for an older relative in rehabilitation has inspired a Queensland physician to explore how her research into improving acute hospital care for older patients can be applied in a rehabilitation setting. The experience of caring for an older relative in rehabilitation has inspired a Queensland physician to explore how her research into improving acute hospital care …

Forging a New Pathway for Chest Pain Patients

Helen HughesUncategorised

A clinical trial has proven that a novel outpatients service is reducing unnecessary hospital admissions by pioneering a new way to assess the large numbers of people who present to emergency departments (EDs) with chest pain. The Rapid Access Cardiology Clinic (RACC) is a hospital-based, cardiologist-led service which provides rapid assessment and management of patients, significantly reducing the number who …

Regional NSW Gets Better, Faster Stroke Care

Helen HughesUncategorised

A 24-hour a day, seven-day a week service providing improved emergency care for stroke patients in rural and regional areas has flourished from its pilot origins and is expanding across New South Wales. The Acute Telestroke Service is being more widely implemented after a study at seven northern NSW hospitals demonstrated that by providing a rural or remote stroke patient …

New Model of Care Improves Lives of Those with Diabetes and Kidney Disease

Helen HughesUncategorised

A new model of care for those with diabetes and kidney disease, co-designed by those living with the conditions, has been shown to reduce death rate and the average length of hospital stay. Named the Diabetes Kidney Service, the care model is managed by Monash Partners’ lead health services and brings patients and their carers together with an integrated multidisciplinary service …

World-first Omega-3 Screening Program May Prevent Premature Babies

Helen HughesUncategorised

Ground-breaking South Australian research into fish oil diet supplements for pregnant women has resulted in new Australian Pregnancy Care Guidelines (APCG) and may help to halt rising rates of premature births around the world. The project, led by SAHMRI Deputy Director and Women and Kids Theme Leader Professor Maria Makrides, conducted a research review of almost 20,000 single baby pregnancies …

Co-Designed Approach to Respond to Paediatric Clinical Deterioration

Helen HughesUncategorised

A system which improves the recognition of and response to clinical deterioration in hospitalised children is being rolled out across Western Australia as a result of a project by the Western Australian Health Translation Network (WAHTN). “Failure to detect and act on signs of clinical deterioration in a timely manner can result in serious adverse outcomes with devastating results, particularly …