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The Improving Safety and Quality Award

The Improving Safety and Quality Award recognises those who have made an outstanding contribution to the health and wellbeing of our consumers and communities through illness prevention, health promotion and early intervention.

Winner:

The Early Detection Clinic

The multidisciplinary team behind the Early Detection Clinic is being recognised for the outstanding impact in the detection of cerebral palsy (CP) in infants, improving outcomes through early detection.

With the implementation of the Prechtl’s General Movements Assessment, the team is able to diagnose CP significantly earlier in the patient’s life, resulting in long term outcomes for both the child and family.

Finalists:

Silvia O’Connor- Nurse Practitioner, ENT

As the Nurse Practitioner for ENT, Silvia O’Connor is being recognised for her significant contribution in implementing effective outpatient initiatives, including the peri-operative Tonsillectomy Adenoidectomy Telephone Consultations (POTAEL) and the ENT Ear Clinic.

Developmental Dysplasia of Hips (DDH) Clinical Update Project – CaFHS

The Developmental Dysplasia of Hips Clinical Update Project is being recognised for its best-practice approach and commitment to health promotion and early intervention in young children.

The project has made a significant impact in improving the way DDH is detected, resulting in a lower risk of surgical intervention and greater outcomes for patients and families.