Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pre-surgery Health and Wellness Check
Metro North HHS
Service improvement, Model of care
Cory Williams, Geoffrey Binge, King Law, Patricia Kennedy and Yashni Kander
The team developed a culturally and clinically appropriate preoperative health and wellness check by phone to ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients are appropriately prepared to undertake surgery.
Utilising clinical and administrative data, the team developed a script to give Nurse Navigators all the information they need to ensure the consumers are informed and comfortable to continue with their care.