Our Acute Care Learning Health Network is seeking Victorian hospitals to participate in a pilot project to promote the involvement of families and carers in acute healthcare teams.
The Families and Carers as part of healthcare teams (FACT) pilot program was co-designed by an expert working group consisting of consumers and clinicians. It aims to improve patient and family/carer experiences in participating pilot site wards by including them in acute healthcare teams. Learn more about the project.
This opportunity will enable your health service to:
- be part of a pilot project to help improve patient/carer/staff experiences and patient outcomes, within the healthcare system in Victoria
- help test, refine and implement changes to increase family and carer involvement in acute healthcare teams
- upskill hospital staff in Quality Improvement (QI) science, a transferable skillset to support future QI initiatives
- build networks between SCV and participating health services.
Who can apply?
- Applicants must be a Victorian health service with adult acute medical and/or surgical wards.
- All acute Victorian hospitals (private, not-for-profit or public care providers) are eligible to apply for this project. Please note: only adult wards are in scope for this phase of the project.
- Health services need to form a multidisciplinary working group with a nominated project lead.
How to apply
- Review the frequently asked questions for further information about the project.
- Decide on your project team with a minimum of 3 multidisciplinary representatives, comprising of:
- a project lead
- recommended other team member(s) e.g. allied health, consumers, doctors, nurses, quality co-ordinators.
- Complete the application form
Email your expression of interest form to email@example.com. In the email, please include the subject: EOI Acute Care LHN FACT Program
- Applications will be reviewed by staff from our Acute Care Learning Health Network team.
Applications close at 5 pm on Thursday 11 January 2024. Application outcomes will be notified by email.
For more information on the project, please contact Arabella Thomas, (03) 9500 7276 or via firstname.lastname@example.org.