NSLHD News January 29

Members of last year’s winning team at Graythwaite Rehab

Innovation Program round one now open The Innovation Program is back with applications now open for our first round of pitching for 2021.

innovation program and we were the lucky winner. The video is now in its final stages and we cannot wait to start showing it to patients to help set expectations before and on arrival at Graythwaite. We were also able to purchase a number of iPads to show patients and their families the video in their language. Why would you encourage others to apply for the innovation program? The innovation program is a way to make your innovative ideas come to life. Healthcare professionals have loads of ideas because we see what happens day to day and sometimes it is really hard to materialise the thinking that is going on because you don’t have the executive support and financial. By understanding the processes of the innovation program and giving it a go, you can get really good ideas off the ground. The funding and executive support puts a focus on the innovations. It helps you push forward and achieve great results. Applications for the first round of the program close on Sunday 28 February 2021. Visit the following link to apply - https://www.nslhd. health.nsw.gov.au/ImprovementHub/Pages/ WhatisInProgram.aspx

The program provides funding for ideas that support staff to improve patient care. The top five applicants each round will pitch their idea to a panel of judges in front of a live audience. We recently spoke to one of last year’s winners to find out what they have achieved since their big win. The team from Ryde Hospital’s Graythwaite Rehabilitation Centre was awarded $45,500 to better prepare patients for their transfer and stay in the rehabilitation ward by engaging patients earlier with communication via video in five different languages. What has the funding helped you achieve? A clinical redesign project, known as iGO (improving Graythwaite outcomes), was underway with one of their priorities to work out ways to help patients understand what rehab involves and to make their transition from acute to sub-acute smoother. The team came up with great ideas to address the issue – including a welcome video for patients and carers. However the team needed funds and further support to turn that into a reality. This led us to apply for an the

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