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West Moreton Health - February 2021 Update

February 16, 2021

New-look Health Professionals page for GPs

The Refer page on the West Moreton Health website has been enhanced to improve access to information about West Moreton Health community and primary care services. As well as making it more intuitive for users, the site will give GPs and primary care providers quick access to information and a suite of new referral options. The new-look WMH Health Professionals webpage will provide GPs and other referring health professionals with vital information that will inform decision-making and referrals.

Registrations open for West Moreton Aged Care Symposium

Darling Downs and West Moreton Health PHN and West Moreton Health invite health professionals and care givers to the West Moreton Aged Care Symposium on 27 and 28 April. The two-day event is designed to provide residential aged care facility staff and primary health care nurses with best practice training and information to support quality care for older residents. Guest speakers, hands-on skills stations and a trade exhibition will present information on topics including palliative care management, dementia, wound care, syringe drivers, stoma care, catheter and PEG insertion. Participants can attend one or two days. Space is limited, so register today for the free event.

West Moreton Older Persons Care Collaborative: Express your interest

Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN and West Moreton Health are committed to establishing a West Moreton Older Persons Care Collaborative in 2021, with stakeholders and partners in the region. Be part of creating a sustainable, integrated, outcomes-focused, value-based healthcare service as the population of older people in West Moreton increases. Join us and share your experiences of West Moreton’s health services on 23 February 2021. Your contribution will guide how healthcare is delivered locally. For more information and to express your interest, contact the West Moreton Health Strategic Projects and Planning Team. For more information, click here.

Join Grand Rounds via Teams for COPD management

West Moreton Health invites GPs to join a Grand Rounds discussion on the management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and the services available for patients in West Moreton. GPs are encouraged to join the discussion in a Q&A. It will be held via Teams meeting on Friday 26 February 2021, 12.30–1.30pm. If you have any questions, please email GP Liaison Officer Dr Tanusha Ramaloo or or Wendy Utz for technical support. Click the link for more information about Grand Rounds.

New check-in supports COVID contact tracing

A QR code check-in system has been introduced at West Moreton Health facilities for all staff and visitors. The new system was designed to reduce the time it takes to sign in and assist the Public Health team with contact tracing in the event of a COVID outbreak at a health facility. Inpatients and outpatients do not need to check in as their admission/appointment is recorded via the Hospital Based Corporate Information System (HBCIS), Enterprise Scheduling Management (ESM) or Integrated Electronic Medical Records (ieMR). Visitors will be assisted to check in at the entrance of the facility. If they are visiting a patient, they will need to provide the patient’s name. iPad kiosks or paper sign-in will remain available for those who do not have a phone.

Hospital visitor policies

West Moreton Health has updated its visitor guidelines to reflect the current Hospital Visitors Direction from the Chief Health Officer. Please visit the WMH website for latest advice.

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