NSLHD News May 22

2020 NSLHD Quality and improvement awards to go ahead

Last year’s Quality and Improvement award winners

It has never been a more important time to

Improvement Awards are an important acknowledgement and celebration of the amazing work that our people do to keep our hospitals and health services safe and provide high standards of care.” In light of COVID-19, the approach for the awards has been amended, with the

received previously for 2020 have been retained and they will not have to be resubmitted; • The awards ceremony will be held on 28 July at 9.30-11am and will be live streamed. Entry forms and further information can be found here: https://bit.ly/2WNRmZZ For any questions, please contact: NSLHD-Awards@ health.nsw.gov.au.

acknowledge the important work our staff do to improve the safety and quality of healthcare for our patients, consumers, families and carers. The district awards had been put on hold while our hospitals responded to COVID-19, however they will be going ahead for 2020. NSLHD Chief Executive Deb Willcox said: “The Quality and

important dates below: • Nominations can be

submitted up until 10 June (COB), all nominations

New app to help people manage alcohol consumption NSW Health has recently launched Drinks Meter – an app that offers confidential, personalised feedback about alcohol use based on advice from doctors and in line with Australian guidelines. cheeseburgers and chocolate bars. Drinks Meter also includes tools to help people cut down on their drinking, like weekly goal setting and a drinking diary.

The free app allows users to easily enter and keep track of their alcohol intake, calculate the amount they spend on alcohol and find out how much they’re drinking in equivalent standard drinks. Users can also find out much alcohol they are drinking in kilojoules and calories – equivalent to foods like

Director of Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Andrea Taylor said the app could be particularly useful during this time where many people in the community may be experiencing stress and anxiety. “In this time of social distancing and isolation Drinks Meter can help those who

may be struggling by enabling them to manage their own alcohol consumption and set realistic goals,” she said. Download the Drinks Meter app on the App Store or Google Play.



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