08
Feb 16

How can we Create a ‘Simpler’ System to Support the Carers of Vulnerable Children?

The life of a child living in out-of- home care is often unpredictable and unstable. Good carers can be hard to find (not to mention retain) due to a lack of available funding and support. With over 45,000 children now living in out-of-home care in Australia, the need for a more sustainable and ‘simpler’ system … Continue reading How can we Create a ‘Simpler’ System to Support the Carers of Vulnerable Children?

15
Sep 15

Improving Hospital Admission Rates through Better GP Advice

A new study conducted by the Medical Journal of Australia has highlighted that one in four older hospital patients could have avoided admission if their GP had better managed their health risks. As much as $300 million is being spent treating elderly patients who have been prescribed the wrong medication or treatment. For example, more … Continue reading Improving Hospital Admission Rates through Better GP Advice

26
Mar 15

Unveiling an Innovative Funding Model for Affordable Housing in Australia

It is no secret that the availability of affordable housing within all Australian cities is a major concern. Those on low to moderate incomes have been forced to move to the outer suburbs away from job-rich city centres. A recent report from the University of NSW, City Futures Research Centre has promoted the need for … Continue reading Unveiling an Innovative Funding Model for Affordable Housing in Australia

03
Mar 15

Addressing the Impact of Lean Management on Patient Flow

Lean six sigma (LSS) is a methodology that relies on a collaborative team effort to improve performance by systematically removing waste.  A recent study conducted by three Australian Universities examined the impact of applying LSS in a major Melbourne Hospital. Although it was identified as being more difficult to implement than in other industries, the … Continue reading Addressing the Impact of Lean Management on Patient Flow

16
Feb 15

Does your Council have a Successful Asset Management Strategy?

Building, maintaining and planning vital infrastructure is core to the success and sustainability of every local council within Australia. It is essential that councils develop effective service strategies that are well aligned to the expectations of their communities. The following 6 key elements have been identified by the Department of Local Government and Communities Western … Continue reading Does your Council have a Successful Asset Management Strategy?

12
Feb 15

Child Protection keynote awarded prestigious International award

Dr John Simmonds from the British Association for Adoption & Fostering (BAAF) has recently been awarded the prestigious Order of the British Empire for his services to children and families in the United Kingdom. The Order of the British Empire recognises distinguished services to the arts and sciences, public services outside the Civil Service and work … Continue reading Child Protection keynote awarded prestigious International award

09
Jan 15

Beyond bed based care within our hospitals

Hospitals have always struggled with monitoring and implementing strategies to reduce the pressure of patient flow within our hospitals- it’s nothing new.  There has always been a focus on bed supply and how it impacts directly upon the operation and efficiency of the organisation. But is there more to hospital efficiency then providing empty beds … Continue reading Beyond bed based care within our hospitals

05
Dec 14

Warren Mundine outlines 10 recommendations to improve Indigenous education outcomes

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 Chairman of the Prime Minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council Warren Mundine made a keynote address at the ‘Indigenous Education & Transitions’ conference on the 25th November in Sydney. Mr Mundine opened his address by comparing the journey for improving outcomes for Indigenous students as clearing a forest; it begins by clearing the first tree. Mr Mundine outlined 10 … Continue reading Warren Mundine outlines 10 recommendations to improve Indigenous education outcomes