Graduation certificate program building capacity in WSLHD

WSLHD graduates David Chircop, Manoj Narayan, Clodagh Ross Hamid and Nisha Suthar.

A team of Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) staff were among 26 participants from 11 local health districts (LHDs) and specialty health networks (SHNs) across NSW to be awarded a Graduate Certificate of Project Management at the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation’s (ACI) Centre for Healthcare Redesign (CHR) graduation ceremony on Friday.

David Chircop, Clodagh Ross Hamid, Manoj Narayan and Nisha Suthar were recognised at the ceremony for their project, focused on reducing mental health readmissions.

The ACI Centre for Healthcare Redesign Diploma Program is a 20-week course, which provides the latest knowledge and training in project management, clinical redesign and change management to build the capability of healthcare staff in NSW. Graduates of the program are awarded an accredited Graduate Certificate of Project Management through a partnership with the University of Tasmania.

The CHR School supports local healthcare staff to identify, design and implement innovative improvements for patients and carers. Networking, shared learning and working collaboratively with patients, clinicians and management to improve healthcare are a strong focus of the course.

During the program, healthcare staff are supported with comprehensive training from the ACI CHR team, workplace mentoring by local healthcare redesign managers, and sponsorship from a local senior executive.

To date, the program has seen more than 500 improvement leaders developed across a range of metropolitan, rural and statewide health services from NSW and interstate.

For more information on the ACI Centre for Healthcare Redesign Diploma Program visit:

For information and posters from the initiatives in this graduation, visit the ACI Innovation Exchange at

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