Each year, Evolution’s health services select their top quality improvement initiatives to be judged for the best in category and supreme winner. Many of these initiatives go on to be entered into regional and national health quality awards events.
The Evolution Healthcare Annual Quality awards recognizes and rewards the achievements and innovations undertaken by our staff across our multiple facilities and services.
In 2020, a total of twelve initiatives were submitted, the following are a sample of some of these initiatives:
Protected Pause – Connect / Pause / Engage
To increase patient safety and health outcomes during a critical period of perioperative care by initiating a ‘protected pause’ during multidisciplinary team handover from theatre staff to Post Anaesthetic Care Unit (PACU) staff.
Outcome Measures – Mentegram
Using an electronic platform to measure patients progress within an outpatient mental health clinic.
IPC Benchmarking – Breast Surgery
Reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with breast and axillary surgery
Implementation of PROM – Radiation Therapy
To benchmark patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) among breast cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy, and identify areas for practice development.