Western District Health Service (WDHS) Improvement & Research Event

The inaugural Western District Health Service (WDHS) Improvement & Research event held in November 2023 was a great success. The event featured quality improvement project presentations, National Centre for Farmer Health presentations, and research presentations from WDHS staff. 

Attendees also enjoyed viewing posters created by WDHS staff on projects including:

  • improving engagement methods for residents of 65 years in health promotion activities through GenR8 Change;
  • the benefits of electric vehicles in the health service fleet; the evaluation of the oedema management program;
  • the DELIVER virtual care for improving care in the home for older patients program; and
  • improving communication between multidisciplinary teams in restricted acute areas. 

Special thanks for inspiring opening remarks go to Hannah Beks, a registered nurse and former WDHS employee, now a researcher at Deakin Rural Health.

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