Congratulations to Colorectal Liaison Nurse at the Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH), Tracey and the entire team for taking home a win at the Victorian Public Healthcare Awards on Thursday 18 November. 

The team won the Safer Care Victoria Award for Safety Improvement for the introduction of an Outpatient Liaison Nurse in Colorectal Surgery.

The RMH had much to celebrate as we were finalists in six other categories including: 

  • The Straight and Marrow project with Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, for patients and their families undergoing Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation, finalist in Partnering with consumers to improve patient experience
  • Type 1 Diabetes at-home blood test, a world-first for early detection and timely treatment, finalist in Celebrating innovation in health care
  • The Choosing Wisely Emergency Department (ED) program, which assesses and reduces unnecessary patient tests and interventions, finalist in Creating a sustainable and climate resilient health system
  • Medical Support Officers, another ED program that employs senior medical students to perform simple technical tasks to reduce nursing pressures and provide professional development, finalist in Celebrating a strong and sustainable workforce
  • West Metro Health Service Partnership with Mercy Health and Werribee Mercy Hospital, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Royal Children’s Hospital, Royal Women’s Hospital, Western Health and the North Western Primary Health Network, a finalist for Health Service Partnership of the Year.
  • The RMH Chronic Pain Service is also a finalist in Care Closer to Home. This service is offered by Merri Health in conjunction with the RMH services.

Congratulations to all the teams involved in these projects!

Mobile Stroke Unit with Ambulance Victoria paramedic and the RMH Stroke team
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