Last year alone there were over 7.4 million presentations to public hospital EDs (emergency departments) across Australia. With an ageing population, and a steady increase of people suffering from complex and chronic illnesses, hospitals are experiencing a surge in demand of ED services - as much as 15% in some high growth metropolitan areas.
Four years on from the implementation of the NEAT, many hospitals are now trying to refocus on ensuring high quality patient care whilst maintaining improved performance targets. With ED presentations increasing at a much higher rate than hospital resources, funding and staff, this conference will address how hospitals can do more with less whilst improving patient experience.
This conference will focus on:
- Measuring quality and performance using appropriate indicators
- Leveraging data to drive effective clinical decision making
- Focusing on patient needs through increased clinician capability
- Increasing teamwork and collaboration to drive patient-centred care
- Improving whole-of-hospital communication to facilitate patient flow
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Who will attend?Public and private hospital representatives including:
- Director of Emergency
- Emergency Physician/Consultant
- Staff Specialist Emergency
- Nurse Unit Manager Emergency
- Director of Nursing
- Clinical Nurse Consultant/Specialist
- Patient Flow Coordinator
- Whole of Hospital Coordinator
Attend to learn:
- Measure quality & performance using appropriate indicators
- Leverage data to drive effective clinical decision making
- Refocus on patient needs through increased clinician capability
- Improve whole-of-hospital communication & collaboration to facilitate patient flow
Emergency Care Institute, NSW
Dr Sally McCarthy (FACEM, MBA) is inaugural Clinical Director of the Emergency Care Institute. Sally works clinically as a senior emergency physician at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney having previously been Director, Emergency Medicine at that and other hospitals. Past president of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine, and a member of the Board of the International Federation for Emergency Medicine, she is also a Clinical Lead for the NSW Whole of Hospital Program.
Department of Emergency Medicine
David McCoubrie is the Director of Royal Perth Hospital Emergency Department, a hospital and service that lead innovations and system redesign associated with the introduction of the 4 hour reforms. Royal Perth Hospital has been a site visited by countless groups from around the country seeking to improve their delivery of care. The evolution of the reforms in Western Australia and the subsequent dramatic decline in performance seen in the past few years holds important lessons for health service planning and provides some insights on how to maintain performance focus in challenging circumstances.
Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service & Griffith University, QLD
Professor Martin Connor is currently the Executive Director of the Centre for Health Innovation, a collaborative venture between the Griffith University and the Gold Coast Hospital & Health Service and also an Executive Director of the Hospital and Health Service.
His present work is in four main areas include Integrated Care – designing and leading a major clinical systems redesign including 14 primary care clinics covering a population of c. 150,000; Management Information System – delivering high frequency patient level automated web based analytics to improve performance; Relational Quality Improvement – using relational coordination with formal quality improvement support across five major clinical teams within the Gold Coast Hospital and Health System and leading the Innovations programme for the Menzies Health Institute Queensland, developing commercialisation strategies for research teams and it is also actively engaged in research associated with these areas.
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What People Are Saying
Excellent speakers and input from delegatesDeb Leach, Clinical Director ED, Eastern Health
Very informative, immensely helpful for new FACEMS in managerial roles.ED Director Goulburn Base Hospital
“It was great to meet and hear from like-minded people from organisations facing similar issues around patient flow and safety. The conference size created an intimacy and informality where there was great open discussion and debate.”Jonaelle Lucas, Director Process Excellence, Mater Health Services Attendee to the Timely Access to Emergency Departments, Criterion Conferences
Date: 8 Jan 2017 By: Edward PinkQEII Jubilee Hospital is an urban district hospital on the South side of Brisbane with 181 inpatient beds. In October 2013, we opened a new, larger Emergency Department, but with no increase in inpatient beds. Over the next 3 years, attendances rose from a relatively consistent 37,000 patients per annum to 56,000, putting considerable strain …
Date: 5 Dec 2016 By: Lauren PerryThe crisis known as ‘thunderstorm asthma’, which hit Melbourne’s metropolitan region on 21st November, caused the equivalent of a full day’s workload for emergency services in the space of just a few hours. Melbourne’s St Vincent’s Hospital was forced to set up a secondary emergency admissions unit in their day procedures area, and some private …
Date: 4 Dec 2016 By: John Burgher, Marketing Director, Criterion ConferencesEmergency departments from across Australia are continuing to struggle to meet increased demand and alleviate hospital congestion. Hospitals must now look past NEAT and drive sustainable improvements to support quality, patient centred care. The 2016 national conference showcased how emergency departments can drive sustainable change to improve the delivery of emergency medicine within Australia’s hospitals. Did you miss out on …
Date: 17 Nov 2016 By: John Burgher, Marketing Director, Criterion ConferencesA new Emergency Department care 2015–16 statistics report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has just been released and states that NSW Emergency Departments have the shortest waiting times despite having the most patients. You can download a copy of the report here Some of the statistics revealed include: In 2015–16, there were 7.5 million …
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The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association has been the national voice for public healthcare for 70 years, maintaining its vision for an effective, innovative and sustainable health system where all Australians have equitable access to healthcare of the highest standard when and where they need it. The AHHA’s priority is to inform and influence health debate and policy development that leads to the development of a healthy Australia, supported by an effective, equitable and sustainable healthcare system which is an integrated component of the wider social context. The AHHA has always been a strong advocate a high-performing health system, undertaking research into new methods of funding, new approaches to patient care, and ensuring a focus on innovation, safety and quality. Members not only have access to a wide range of training, services and research, but the chance to inform AHHA’s advocacy for public healthcare.