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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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Smoking Cessation Clinical Pathway - Community Mental Health (QIPC)

| All of Metro South Health

From the 1st July 2017, the QIPC (Quality Improvement Payment C) commenced in Queensland for all Community Mental Health services. The QIPC requires services to screen all consumers for their smoking status and, for smokers, deliver a brief intervention which is documented via the Smoking Cessation Clinical Pathway template on the Consumers Integrated Mental Health Application (CIMHA). 

The Jaw Assessment Clinic: a Physiotherapy-Led Screening and Management Clinic for patients with temporomandibular joint dysfunction

| Allied Health

The PAH Physiotherapy Department has identified a strategy to address the long wait times for those with Temporomandibular Joint Disorders who have been referred to the Mxillofacial Specialist Outpatient Department.

MSH Value Based Chronic Wound Care

| Nursing

This project plan has been developed in response to the completion of Phase One which has identified an increased number of wounds presenting to hospital and associated avoidable admissions, the lack of a co-ordinated service and referral pathways, long waits to access specialty outpatients, community disengagement from the service and lack of co-ordinated post-acute care follow up across Metro South Health.


Restful Environment Project

| All of Metro South Health

Metro South Health has developed a host of new resources to help staff create a more restful environment for our patients.

Chronic Disease Diabetes Model of Care Redesign

| Medicine and Chronic Disease

This project will deliver an efficient acute model of care to assist in service delivery and integration of diabetes services across Metro South Health.

Healthier Choices project

| All of Metro South Health

Metro South Health has developed a strategy for patients, staff, and visitors to access healthier choices of food and drinks across our facilities.

Lift the Lip

| Oral Health

The Lift the Lip program aims to improve children’s oral health through early access to oral health care for all children aged 0 – 5 years. Child Health Nurses incorporate a Lift the Lip screening as part of the “Head to Toe” assessment undertaken at key ages, looking for signs of early childhood caries.

ScreenIT - revolutionary app solution for head and neck cancer patients

| PAH-QEII Network

New research developed at Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) has found a screening App could improve the clinical management of head and neck cancer patients.

World-first anaesthesia technique


A team of anaesthetists at the Princess Alexandra Hospital have developed a world-first anaesthesia technique to make it safer for patients with obstructed airways to undergo surgery.

Julian's Key health passport app

| Logan-Bayside Network

This project will trial the use of a health passport app which documents the care and support needs of people with disabilities while they use our health services at Logan Hospital.


Be Heard: Safe Communications at Redland Hospital

| Logan-Bayside Network

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

Rheumatic Heart Disease Control Program in Metro South Health

| Logan-Bayside Network

This program will provide an integrated clinical care coordination approach to improve access to high quality regular care to prevent the complications of rheumatic heart disease.

Cognitive Impairment Rounding Model

| Logan-Bayside Network

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.

Value Based Wound Care in MSHHS

| Nursing

The development of a Metro South Health wide integrated wound care service will improve the patient journey, hospital burden, and avoidable ED presentations and admissions.


MSAMH Mobile Health App Library - Pilot

| Addiction and Mental Health

Metro South Addiction and Mental Health Service (MSAMHS) is conducting a review of current mobile health apps, followed by the develolpment of a web-based App library.

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.


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.