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Innovation Central

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Innovation Central is an online space where Metro South Health staff can share the innovative work they're doing (or have done) to improve health services and outcomes for staff, patients and the community.

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Patient On-boarding Video project

| All of Metro South Health

Metro South Health is producing a video for patients, families and visitors, with important information about their stay at one of our hospitals.

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World-first spinal cord injury trial at PAH

| PAH-QEII Network

Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) researchers are launching a world-first clinical trial aimed at improving recovery from spinal cord injuries.

Planetree - person centred care

| All of Metro South Health

Metro South Health is a strong advocate for providing a person-centred approach that places people at the core of all that we do.

Health Justice Partnership

| Logan-Bayside Network

Logan Hospital has launched Queensland’s first Health Justice Partnership to support women experiencing domestic and family violence.

Advance Care Planning- PHN

| Aged Care and Rehabilitation

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.

Michah Homeless to Home Health

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Homeless to Home Health provides nursing care to the homeless population within inner city Brisbane and Brisbane City Council wide boundaries.

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Better Aged Care

| Aged Care and Rehabilitation

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.

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Metro South Health Research Biorepository Project

| Research

MSH is developing a strategy for the ongoing governance and operations of several ethically approved research tissue banks, biobanks, tumour banks and human biological material collections in operation on the Princess Alexandra Hospital campus.

A revolution in mozzie monitoring

| All of Metro South Health

The world-first ‘Zika Mozzie Seeker’ project aims to increase our confidence that mosquitoes with the potential to spread Zika or dengue viruses (Aedes aegypti species) are not present in the Metro South Health region.

Structured Interdisciplinary Bedside Rounding

| Logan-Bayside Network

Logan Hospital is the first Queensland hospital to launch Structured Interdisciplinary Bedside Rounding (SIBR) in an Accountable Care Unit (ACU) to increase collaborative cross checking and promote proactive patient care.

Queensland’s newest and most advanced CT scanner

| PAH-QEII Network

Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) is home to Queensland’s newest and most advanced CT scanner that is setting new standards in speed and dose reduction for patients.

Gestational Diabetes App

| All of Metro South Health

This new app will provide a mobile health system to support monitoring and management of symptoms for women with gestational diabetes mellitus.

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Peritoneal Dialysis App

| Nursing

The Peritoneal Dialysis Unit at Logan Hospital and CSIRO are developing an application and web portal enabling patients requiring peritoneal dialysis to record, store and review treatment information on their mobile devices.

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Metro South Health Improvement Online Help Hub

| Clinical Governance

The Improvement Online Help Hub is a single-point access, web based portal to support continuous quality improvement in Metro South Health.

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Safer and Kinder Care for Patients

| Clinical Governance

Logan and Beaudesert Hospitals (LBH) are participating in a number of flagship programs to improve the quality of patient care.

Oral Health and Smoking Cessation QIP

| Oral Health

The Oral Health Smoking Cessation QIP encourages dental practitioner 'one on one' engagement with patients through the provision of care and education to improve smoking history screening and brief interventions in smoking cessation.

School Based Trainee Program 2016-17

| Nursing

The School-based Trainee program creates a career pathway for high school students in nursing and midwifery. The program addresses the gap in future nursing workforce supply, providing career opportunities for youth in our local community. 

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Staff Flu Vaccination 2016

| All of Metro South Health

To assist  Metro South HHS in provision of the 2016 influenza vaccination program, a Quality Improvement Payment (QIP) is available for staff influenza vaccination. The aim of the QIP is to improve coverage of seasonal influenza vaccination for all Queensland Health clinical staff employed in the HHS. 

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MSH CBORD project

| Allied Health

The CBORD project aims to reduce inefficiencies and improve patient safety through implementing semi-standardardised diet codes and deliver an electronic foodservice system across MSHHS. 

Post-ICU Follow Up Clinic

| Nursing

This project aims to develop and plan a model of care that facilitates the discharge of long term ICU patients who have suffered prolonged critical illness, supports those patients whilst in our community, and reduces the requirement for re-admission to health care facilities.

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