March 2011
ARCHI News Archive
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Protecting our Mob from the Pandemic

The Protecting our Mob from the Pandemic project involved deployment of an Indigenous led specialist mobile flu clinic team. The project was developed as a rapid response to rising concerns in remote Aboriginal communities during the H1N1 Influenza Pandemic in 2009.

Within 5 days including a weekend, a team of clinicians, support personnel and managers from as far afield as Newcastle and Moree were consulting with local communities, had arranged delivery of medical supplies and were on site at Toomelah assessing and treating flu clinic attendees with culturally appropriate clinical services.

The mobile flu team strategy was part of an innovative response to escalating cases of H1N1 and the challenges of reaching the more rural and remote areas within the Hunter New England Area Health Service.

by Hunter New England Local Health Network


Streamlining UTIs

The Streamlining UTIs project developed and implemented a new evidence based Planned Model of Care for children presenting to The Children's Hospital Westmead (CHW) with a typical Urinary Tract Infection. The Model includes the development of the CHW Urinary Tract Infection (typical) Identification and Management Guidelines.

Analysis shows that despite the 23% increase in the number of children presenting and requiring treatment for UTI in the 2010 period, the percentage of children admitted with a typical UTI was 7% lower than in the 2008 baseline period.

Visit our Innovation Register for more information about this project.

by Anna Rozario, The Children's Hospital Westmead


Web Watch - Allied to Kids

The Allied to Kids website was launched this month. An initiative of the NSW Child Health Network, the website aims to provide Allied Health Professionals working with children with an education and clinical resource tool.

Information available on the website includes links to the Allied Health Telehealth calendar, local network contacts, and links to relevant resources and sites.

by NSW Child Health Network


Can You Help?

ARCHI runs an enquiry service, where we tap into the knowledge and experience of our network of health professionals. Check out the new look enquiry service page. Currently we are looking for:

  • A current ratio of HR staff to other staff in the health industry
  • A patient journey tool to assess the patient experience of outpatient drug and alcohol services.
  • A prioritisation tool for patient road transfer. That is between hospital transfer for diagnostic purposes and inter hospital transfer for ongoing assessment and care from a rural hospital.

If you can help, or want to ask a question of your own, contact Catherine Knight, Resource Coordinator and Analyst, Phone: 02 4926 7992.


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