The AIMS team (L-R) Elaine Withers, Area Senior Nurse Consultant, Elle Perry,  AIMS Program Manager and Clinical Psychologist, Minister for Mental Health, Martin Foley, and Barbara James,  AIMS Coordinator
14 December 2016
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In the health version of the Logies, Melbourne Health took out top honours in two categories at the 2016 Victorian Public Healthcare Awards.

A NorthWestern Mental Health program that supports consumers to get back on track through the Assisted Intensive Medication Service (AIMS) won the category of Improving Equity. The program enhances regular clinical interventions by providing outreach evening support to public mental health consumers who are experiencing difficulties with medication management.

A Royal Melbourne Hospital and Merri Health collaboration won the Excellence in Providing Alternative Care Paths for the Back pain Assessment & Management Service (BAMS) in Primary Care program. The BAMS model is one of Australia’s first tertiary back pain services to be based in the community. It is underpinned by innovative advanced practice allied health roles and exemplifies excellence in providing alternative care pathways.

Australia’s first public One Stop Thyroid Clinic, led by The RMH’s Associate Professor Julie Miller, was also finalist in the Excellence in quality and safety category.

(L-R) – Uyen Phan, Advanced Practice Physiotherapist (The RMH), Yashwant Rathi, Physiotherapist (Merri Health),  Christine Ferlazzo, Project Manager (Merri Health), Adam de Gruchy, Advanced Practice Physiotherapist (The RMH) and Dr John Moi, Rheumatologis

Now in its 12th year, the Victorian Public Healthcare Awards celebrates the achievements and contribution of healthcare professionals and organisations across Victoria.

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