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Shane’s Person-Centred Care message

Hear from Shane, our Executive Director of Nursing & Midwifery, on how we live Person-Centred Care.

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Russell’s Live Best Care message

Hear from Russell, our CEO, on how we live Best Care.

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Are you Ready for Accreditation?

Western Health’s Accreditation Survey is scheduled for 2-6 March 2020. This is what you need to know.

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Mock Accreditation Survey

A mock accreditation survey was held from 19 - 22 November to support us to prepare for the real survey in March 2020. Watch the videos of staff taken directly after visits to their patient care areas and read about Accreditation expert Sandy Thomson's feedback on what she saw during her visit.

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Accreditation; Know Your Standards

A learning package has been added to WeLearn on the NSQHS Accreditation Standards.
Complete this learning package to be prepared for Accreditation Survey in March 2020!

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Recognition for Best Care

Outstanding results were achieved by Western Health at the Victorian Public Healthcare Awards on held on 20 November. Western Health won two Award Categories – Improving Aboriginal Heath and Improving Workforce Wellbeing & Safety, and received a highly commended award for Excellence in Women’s Health.

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Comprehensive Care is here!

On Tuesday 12 November 2019 at 12 noon the new Comprehensive Care risk assessment tool, associated inter-disciplinary plans of care (IPOCs) and medical order-sets went live in the EMR. Additionally questions about infection risk status, suicide and self-harm and end-of-life have been included in the EMR admission form.

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Congratulations to our Live Best Care competition winners!

As part of our launch of the Live Best Care site on Friday 18 October, Russell caricatures were hidden throughout the site. The first 10 staff to email the location of 5 Russells throughout the site and provide a brief summary of what Best Care means to them were awarded two movie tickets.

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Best Care Award Winners

This year's Research and Best Care Conference (RBCC) showcased inspirational best care initiatives from across the entire organisation, and clearly demonstrated the contribution that our staff make to providing Best Care for our patients and an experience that is personal, co-ordinated, safe and right for every patient, every time, everywhere.

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Live Best Care Campaign

A 'Live Best Care' Campaign is currently being rolled out to enhance Best Care for our patients and show staff how they can demonstrate Best Care to accreditation surveyors when they visit us in March 2020.

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2019 Research and Best Care Conference

Join your colleagues at the 2019 Research and Best Care Conference to celebrate and highlight the fantastic work from across Western Health and beyond, aiming to enhance the provision of Best Care for our patients and community.

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