Improving Safety and Quality - SA Health Awards 2020

WINNER: The Preventing Neurological Injury in Preterm Infants (PINI) Program

Women’s and Babies Division, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, WCHN

The Preventing Neurological Injury in Preterm Infants program is an innovative quality improvement initiative. The program has directly led to the improved use of evidence-based practices and better perinatal care outcomes. The program is leading the way through greater engagement of frontline clinicians and families of preterm babies in improving the way we deliver care at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

FINALIST: Whyalla Community Mental Health Rehabilitation Services: Measuring Consumer Recovery

Whyalla Integrated Mental Health Service, FUN LHN

The Whyalla Community Mental Health Rehabilitation Service is a 10-bed mental health residential program. While national mental health standards promote recovery-orientated care, measuring recovery is not explicitly mandated. The Flinders and Upper North Local Health Network, in partnership with Rural and Remote Mental Health Service conducted a mixed-methodology research project to measure consumer recovery, and the results are now being used to improve quality and safe clinical practice.

FINALIST: Palliative Care Education for Chronic Condition Clinicians – Webinar Series

RSS Regional LHNS

Palliative care education presented as an interactive and ‘on-demand’ webinar series was provided to chronic condition clinicians across 6 Regional Local Health Networks, using a virtual platform, following the introduction of COVID-19 travel and social distancing requirements. The series enabled specialist palliative care education to support clinicians to extend their scope of practice, provide integrated, culturally safe and coordinated end of life services for clients with life limiting chronic conditions.