Victorian Public Healthcare Award success

 Alfred Health has been named the gold winner of the Excellence in Quality Healthcare” Award in the 2014 Victorian Public Healthcare Awards. The award was for the work done by the Alfred’s ICU team in developing a new program for the rapid deployment of extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation for the treatment of patients in cardiac arrest.  This initiative has resulted in a 48% survival in a group of patients who previously had close to 100% mortality.

The Alfred won a further award, The Secretary’s Award for Improving patient outcomes and patient experience for its work on “collaborating to improve regional critical care: saving lives”, a unique partnership between Barwon Health, Alfred Health and The Royal Children’s Hospital bringing world class intensive care services to the Barwon South West Region.

The Secretary’s Award recognises innovations that improve patient outcomes and experience by improving pathways, partnerships and community engagement.

The partnership enabled Barwon Health ICU to expand its model of care to include a regional paediatric ICU supported by the RCH ICU, and a regional extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) service supported by The Alfred ICU.

Alfred Health was highly commended in the Metropolitan health service of the year award.

Professor Scheinkestel said ” The Alfred is a great place to work”.  It has a whole organization culture of high quality patient-centred care and I am proud of my team, always striving for better outcomes”. 

The Alfred ICU recently also won the Australian Mobile and App Design award in the medical category, for its reception room ipad app, designed to improve communication with the families of critically –ill patients


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