Surgery Redesign School
The School is aimed at project leaders who are responsible for implementation of surgical models of care, or improving operating theatre efficiency.
Increased awareness and skills in project management, change management and Accelerated Implementation Methodology (AIM).
The program focuses on providing skills in project management and change management, in addition to two days of AIM.
The Surgery Redesign Program (the Program) is a five-day training and development course, and was first delivered in November 2011. The Program was originally managed by the Health Services Performance Improvement Branch of the Department of Health and is now administered through collaboration with the ACI Centre for Healthcare Redesign, Surgery Anaesthetics and Critical Care Portfolio and the System Relationships and Frameworks Branch of the Ministry of Health.
The Program was designed in response to The Surgery Futures Report (2010), which recommended the development of specific training for Nursing Unit Managers in Local Health Districts (LHDs) and Specialty Health Networks to implement three new models of care specific to the surgical setting.
The Program focuses on developing project management and change management skills, and introduces the redesign methodology. Two days of Accelerated Implementation Methodology training are also included in the Program.
The Surgery Futures Report recommended three new models of care for implementation:
- High Volume, Short Stay Surgical Units (HVSSS)
- Specialist Centres
- Streaming of emergency and elective surgery.
The report also recommended specific training for Nursing Unit Managers to implement these models.
A one-week program was designed, aimed at project leaders who are responsible for implementation of the model. The program focused on project management and change management, using the Accelerated Implementation Methodology.
As well as a strong focus on Project Management and Change Management, the training program sessions were specifically tailored to ensure that all key Clinical Redesign initiatives were included. Some of these initiatives were:
- Clinical Handover Systems
- Patient Flow Systems
- Patient Carer Experience.
2013 attendees came from the following hospitals:
|Central Coast Local Health District||Gosford Hospital|
|Hunter New England Local Health District||Manning Rural Referral Hospital (Taree)|
John Hunter Hospital
|Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District||Wollongong Hospital|
|Mid North Coast Local Health District||Port Macquarie Base Hospital|
|Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District||Blue Mountains District ANZAC Memorial Hospital|
|Northern NSW Local Health District||Lismore Base Hospital|
|Northern Sydney Local Health District||Royal North Shore Hospital|
|St Vincent's Health Network||St Vincent's Health Network|
|Sydney Children's Hospital Network||The Children's Hospital at Westmead|
|Western Sydney Local Health District||Westmead Hospital|
Blacktown Mount Druitt Hospital (Blacktown Campus)
Blacktown Mount Druitt Hospital (Mount Druitt Campus)
Key Date (location) Pilot Site Implementation Site
Can we add the surgery redesign school was evaluated on 2013 and recommendations for enhancement to the of the school have been incorporated into the 2014 program.
For more information see the Predictable Surgery Program Newsletters.
Manager -Surgical Services Taskforce
02 9464 4644
Director, Surgery, Anaesthesia and Critical Care
02 9464 4604
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