In a bid to achieve better health and social outcomes for Australian veterans, Labor has announced its dedication to introduce compulsory reporting on these matters to ensure effective policy and practices are in place. Following our British counterpart which assures their soldiers “fair treatment, to be valued and respected as individuals, and that they (and … Continue reading Moving towards better health outcomes for Veterans
The Hospital Safety and Security Conference focused on Collaborating and communicating across departments to transform ethos & safety culture, Smashing the stigma to promote staff well-being & post-incident support, Encouraging staff reporting of incidents to drive data & inform funding and Breaking out of silos to encourage interdisciplinary & inter agency partnerships. Dr Michael Tervit, … Continue reading Takeaways from the Improving Hospital Safety & Security Conference
“Australia currently has no system for identifying and addressing provision of inappropriate care in hospitals”- Stephen Duckett Data should be collected not just for storage, but to be used by policy makers. The patterns, trends and insights generated should be used to improve service delivery. Stephen Duckett along with his colleagues created the My Health Record, … Continue reading Collecting and linking data the right way
The recent national conference on Implementing the 2nd Edition of the NSQHS Standards was a great success, with over 100 attendees from across Australia coming together to learn, network, and discuss practical strategies, with advice from leading hospitals and experienced surveyors. Highlights from the conference: Associate Professor Andrew Wilson from Safer Care Victoria opened the … Continue reading Transitioning to the 2nd Edition of the NSQHS Standards
The prevalence of incidents of violence and aggression towards hospital staff involve figures that leave jaws open in disbelief. Worksafe Victoria state that 95% of healthcare staff experience incidents of violence and aggression in their workplace over the course of their careers. Being routinely exposed to verbally and physically aggressive patients has a significant effect … Continue reading How can we safeguard the mental health and well-being of our hospital heroes?
A successful student placement is a lot like baking a cake. It takes the right ingredients coming together to result in a cake that can be shared by all. For any relationship to work, all effected parties must see the value in it for them. Historically, hospitals have provided clinical placements for undergrad nursing students … Continue reading A recipe for how to make clinical placements work for you – a hospital’s perspective
Many health organisations are frustrated by the difficulty they have in engaging doctors in the organisation. There are frequent complaints from health service executives that doctors do not come to key meetings, do not collaborate on improvements, want to do things their way and stymie change. There are just as many complaints from medical staff … Continue reading Principles of partnership: successfully working with medical staff
The health sector faces a challenging future. Forecasted resource scarcities due to skill shortages, funding unpredictability and changing models of care all emphasise the need for health leaders to become even more responsive and transformational in order to meet these challenges. Through implementing a suite of training programs to give clinicians experience in practising skills in … Continue reading How to Create Training Programs that Give Clinicians Experience in Leadership