Today is the first ever World Patient Safety Day.
The saying goes that a parent knows best. When it comes to detecting deterioration in their child—and triggering the question ‘Could this be sepsis?’ in a clinician—that instinct can prove lifesaving.
The second—and last—day of Clinical Excellence Showcase 2019 kicked off with a breakfast where the Healthcare Improvement Community of Practice was launched.
The first day of the Clinical Excellence Showcase 2019 has just wrapped up. Showcase lets us come together to recognise and celebrate people delivering remarkable healthcare improvements across Queensland Health.
Katrina Hanson, known as ‘Teenie’ in the community, is a mental health worker at the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service in Mackay.
Queensland is the first jurisdiction in Australia to launch a sepsis awareness campaign. Could this be sepsis? was launched in June.
The bariatric surgery initiative aims to improve the health of approximately 260 Queenslanders living with both obesity and diabetes.
Brisbane man Nick Moreau struggled with suicidal thoughts for more than a decade. An unhappy atmosphere at home was the catalyst for his downward spiral. Dark thoughts became his new normal.
Almost 100 projects from across Queensland have been put centre stage and given the platform for scale and spread thanks to the Clinical Excellence Showcase.
Queensland Health is piloting Getting it Right First Time (GiRFT) in its hospitals as part of the Minister’s priority Delivering what matters in orthopaedic care.