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"Feed not Fast": A multidisciplinary systems approach to malnutrition in an acute hospital

A redesign of the nutrition model of care in an acute hosptial with an integrated approach to malnutrition was developed in response to a malnutrition prevealance of 30-40%; low rates of malnutrition screening; inadequate nutritional intakes; and a menu targeting chronic disease prevention.

| Research

3D Avatar for Skin Cancer Research

The Princess Alexandra Hospital is now home to Australia’s first 3D Avatar – a revolutionary skin cancer-detecting system. The system, called the VECTRA Whole Body 360, is the first of its kind in Australia and is revolutionising the fight against skin cancer.

| PAH-QEII Network

3D printing for complex surgeries

Princess Alexandra Hospital is using innovative 3D printing to reduce unnecessary surgeries for complex trauma patients.

| Clinical Informatics

Advance Care Planning- PHN

BSPHN and Metro South Health will collaborate, design and implement solutions that will improve the quality and effectiveness of End of Life care for Residential Aged Care Facility residents in the BSPHN region.

| Aged Care and Rehabilitation

Bariatric Resources Strategy

This project includes the development of a Metro South Health-wide bariatric patient management framework.

| All of Metro South Health

Be Heard: Safe Communications at Redland Hospital

Be Heard: Safe Communications at Redland Hospital is about improving communication and access to health services for the hearing impaired and Deaf community.

| Logan-Bayside Network

Better Aged Care

This project aims to prevent unnecessary hospital transfers, and improve patient care outcomes by providing a service that will directly decrease the number of non-acute hospital services/unnecessary hospital transfers by the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) from Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACFs) in the after-hours period.

| Aged Care and Rehabilitation

Cardiac Rehab- using technology for community rehabilitation

The Cardiac Rehabilitation project will increase access to cardiac rehabilitation (CR) services and programs across Metro South Health. 

| All of Metro South Health

CARE-PACT Expansion Project

CARE-PACT is a collaboration between Metro South Health and Hospital Service, Wound Innovations and Brisbane South PHN to improve the management of elderly patients with chronic wounds in residential aged care facilities who would otherwise require emergency department or hospital management. This project will utilise new pathways, technology, and workforce strategies.

| Emergency and Clinical Support

Cognitive Impairment Rounding Model

This project will trial a new model of care for patients with cognitive impairment, which utilises evidence based strategies in determing appropriate, and individualised, provision of care.

| Logan-Bayside Network

Creating an Enriched Environment for rehabilitation patients

This project aims to trial implementing an Enriched Environment (EE) for rehabilitation patients at Redland Hospital to improve the patient and family experience and health outcomes. 

| Logan-Bayside Network

Digital Patient Information Portal

The Digital Patient Information Portal is an easy-to-use online platform for cataloguing patient information resources in Metro South Health.

| Planning, Engagement and Reform