The Inspiring Ideas Challenge (TIIC) 2016

In 2016, 78 applications were received for The Inspiring Ideas Challenge. Applicants had an opportunity to submit one application under the following five categories;

  • Moving care into the community
  • Improving person-centred healthcare
  • Saving money safely
  • Early intervention and preventative healthcare
  • 'Grab it' - see a prcoess/system/model of care elsewhere that you would like to test in your workplace?

12 teams were shortlisted to  pitch their idea to an Executive Panel to gain the TIIC of approval to test their idea.

Y - Quit, Mental Health SESLHD 
This project is a novel early intervention smoking cessation strategy, which seeks to reduce the discrepancy in life expectancy between young consumers and the general youth population. The project will deliver smoking cessation to young consumers (12-25yrs) who are currently engaged with community mental health services, in an integrated care setting, to ensure that young consumers and their carers received optimal care across settings and time.
Paediatric interactive [internet] Portal = PiP, St George Hospital 
This project plans to transform the experience of children and families prior to their hospital visit or stay through: 
An interactive website where they can watch a (pre-visit) guided video tour of the children's ward / outpatient clinic / special care nursery / ED to Improve carers and children's preparation for their hospital visit, and complete pre-clinic-appointment questionnaires to ensure concerns are being addressed. 
Post-hospital visit patient satisfaction surveys to report experiences and build engagement, drive service improvements and reduce risk. 
Improving patient safety by sharing lessons learned from paediatric events through online learning modules linked to HETI Online.
A novel outpatient‐based model for cost‐effective prevention of dysphagia-related complications in head and neck cancer patients following radiotherapy, St George Hospital 
To collaborate on a project with 2 leaders in the US that marries our measurement and treatment skills with their Novel technology (world first) therapeutic device - related complications in head and neck cancer patients following radiotherapy. 
To establish feasibility and efficacy of pharyngeal dilatation using an innovative device (FTMD) in un-sedated patients in an outpatient setting. This may 1) reduce costs; 2) improve durability of clinical response. 
St George Hospital Lymphoedema Early Intervention Clinic, St George Hospital 
To test a new clinic based at SGH Cancer Care Centre to assess and treat women with breast cancer who are at risk of developing lymphoedema with the use of a bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) device which screens and identifies changes in fluid levels in a limb.
Breast Milk Bank Project, Royal Hospital for Women 
The aim is to commence breast milk in preterm infants in the NICU within a few hours of birth and establish full milk feeds using either own or donor breast milk, donated by mothers in the NICU who have excess supply to those mothers who have inadequate supply.
Care of Older People in Surgery (COPS) - A shared care approach to older surgical patients, Prince of Wales Hospital 
To implement and evaluate a shared model of care for older general surgical patients using a hybrid of the enhanced recovery after surgery programs (ERAS) and comprehensive geriatric assessment and intervention approaches to care. 
Implementing a specialist system to track ophthalmology outcomes for Macular Degeneration and Diabetic Retinopathy, Sydney/Sydney Eye Hospital 
To improve treatment outcomes of neovascular Macular Degeneration and Diabetic Macular Edema by implementing a specialist tracking system for ophthalmology outcomes to deliver sustained improvement in patient outcomes and high quality patient-centred care at the Sydney Eye Hospital.
Sleep Hygiene Project, Mental Health, The Sutherland Hospital 
To decrease consumers' reliance on medication for sleep by assessing their barriers to sleep and exploring non pharmacological options during their hospital stay and providing people with sustainable therapies to overcome sleep issues after discharge.
Sutherland Hospital Welfare Collaborative Model, The Sutherland Hospital 
To test an innovative approach to securing permanent placement from hospital through appointment of a unique welfare officer role who can assist patients and families with residential placement process from hospital through to community setting resulting in; improved patient/family experience of placement, improved partnerships with Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACF), improved efficiencies with residential placement from hospital.
Advanced practice physiotherapy in Urogynaecology, Royal Hospital for Women 
To develop and implement an efficient, safe and effective model of Advanced Practice Continence & Women's Health Physiotherapy through an advanced practice physio-led Urogynaecology clinic and to develop an operation framework that guides this process in the future.
iREAP - integrated rehabilitation & enablement program, War Memorial Hospital 
iREAP aims to implement an innovative redesign to traditional Day Rehab Model which is centred on post-acute care to provide timely, co-ordinated multidisciplinary care to clients via clinical redesign and integration of WMH's allied health and medical teams with services currently available in the community, improve the client's journey through the health system and prevent avoidable hospital admission through earlier identification and management of clients.
Cultural Healing through Paint & Colour, Aboriginal Health SESLHD 
To provide a culturally specific art therapy program for Adult Aboriginal patients to undertake whilst be hospitalised. 
This project consist of Aboriginal colouring art books, small canvases, boomerangs and wooden plates, in which the patient can either paint or colour to provide a culturally safe and friendly environment, assist in reducing the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people leaving hospital against Medical Advice, and reinforcing positive health messages and promote self-management that is culturally appropriate.