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Metro South Health is challenging staff, partners and the community to help patients get back to their home and community after a hospital stay, by submitting their thoughts and ideas through an online ideas jam.
The challenge - Nobody wants to be in hospital if they don’t need to be - is the first for the new Metro South Health Futures Lab which brings people together to generate ideas, work collaboratively and implement sustainable solutions.
Sometimes patients are stuck in hospital because they are waiting for aged care or disability packages, waiting for more tests or even a lack of access to technology, which would help them to continue their care at home or in the community.
Metro South Health cannot solve challenges like these on its own, as hospitals and healthcare facilities are just one part of the bigger picture. The Futures Lab is our platform to take a united approach, capture fresh ideas and tackle these challenges.
The challenge is open to anyone and ideas can be submitted by registering your details on the online Ideas Jam website. We want to hear from clinicians, patients, universities, non-government organisations, community groups, other government departments and industry.
Participants can also show support for submitted ideas by voting or commenting. The ideas will then be reviewed, ranked and refined by consumers, clinicians and a panel of experts, and the solution is then designed and implemented in a rapid and sustainable way.
The ideas jam closes on Wednesday 29 May 2019.