Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) has been nominated for four awards in this year’s NSW Health Awards.
WSLHD received nods for:
- Delivering Integrated Care category: Community eye care in western Sydney
The project aims to improve access to Westmead Hospital’s ophthalmic services, aimed at reducing the waiting time for patients with non-acute eye disease in western Sydney.
- Patient Safety First category: Not another DVT in the ED
The project aims to decrease the volume of patients presenting at Westmead Hospital’s ED with acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT), using evidence-based best practice and international guidelines.
- A Safe & Healthy Workplace category: Rethink your Drink @ Westmead Hospital
A project to increase awareness among patients and staff at Westmead Hospital about the consequences of over-consumption of sugar sweetened beverages.
- Excellence in the provision of mental health: Innovative Service Delivery Model
A project to provide the most appropriate care for mental health patients and minimise inappropriate emergency department presentations via the triple-0 ambulance dispatch system.
Congratulations to all the nominees!
The 2017 NSW Health Awards will be announced on Thursday, 26 October, 2017 – we’ll have our fingers crossed!