Ever wondered where the best place is to have a medical emergency? Let’s be honest, probably not! But did you know that hospitals vary drastically in emergency department (ED) efficiency, which effects how quickly you are treated, and in turn has a direct impact on your health! Overcrowding, extended stays and delays in ambulance offloads … Continue reading Where would you rather be in a medical emergency?
Australian hospitals are currently striving to improve performance to achieve progress against the National Emergency Access Target (NEAT). For those of you not from the medical world the NEAT is a component of the National Partnership Agreement on improving public hospital services. The aim of the target is for hospitals to admit, refer or discharge … Continue reading Australia’s most progressive hospitals against the NEAT
A news article recently released from the Bureau of Health Information looked at the latest snapshot that some NSW hospitals are still not meeting its targets for emergency waiting times, while the state’s public hospitals shows improvements. What’s even more challenging for hospitals is to develop an effective strategy for balancing NEAT and NEST. Especially … Continue reading Report reveals NSW hospital waiting times shows emergency targets being missed
When disaster hits, whether it be a natural disaster such as a tsunami or bushfire, or man made crisis like a terrorist attack, public safety is dependent on how well the emergency is managed. The first priority in effective emergency management is preparedness. Being prepared can include ensuring the right communication strategies are in place, … Continue reading Why every disaster needs a great leader