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Paediatrics Improvement Group 3 & 4 April 2019


Wednesday, 3 April 2019 - Thursday, 4 April 2019

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Pullman Melbourne On The Park
192 Wellington Parade

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Between and beyond hospital walls; integrating care for improved outcomes for children and families

We would like to invite your Health service to participate in our 2019 Paediatric Improvement Group meeting on April 3 & 4 in Melbourne. This year’s meeting will explore the integration of care, within and between hospitals and beyond the hospital walls to community providers. Please consider inviting your PHNs, referring and secondary hospitals and community providers to attend with you.  Our aim is to provide a forum to discuss members success and challenges in caring for children and their families and leave inspired and with ideas and an action plan to improve patient care and outcomes.

The goals of the group are to:
 - Improve care for patients with chronic conditions
 - Reduce unplanned avoidable readmissions
 - Learn how the exemplar hospitals are working together with other hospitals and primary care providers to improve integration of care
 - Share innovations in practices with an aim to improve experience and outcomes for children and their families.

Benchmarking Reports

The suite of benchmarking reports includes the following paediatric specific reports (<17 years) produced 6 monthly:

 - Emergency Department 
 - Hospital KPIs
 - Top 10
 - Australian National Standards
 - Hospital Acquired Complications (HAC) New 2019

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Paediatric Improvement Group
Pullman Melbourne on the Park
192 Wellington Parade, Melbourne 

Day 1 – Wednesday 3rd April

9.00 – 9.45am

Welcome and Introductions

9.45 – 10.30am

INSIGHTS – Developing the burning platform for change

‘Strengthening Care for Children’ Pilot study

Cath Laird, Improvement Manager Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne

Jessica Holman, Quality Project Lead, North Western Melbourne PHN

10.30 – 11.00am

Morning Tea

11.00 – 12.45pm

INSIGHTS – Developing the burning platform for change

‘Te Aka Mauri and the Children’s Health Hub – an opportunity for new ways of thinking about child health care in our Community”

Dr Jaco Nel, Paediatrician

Rotorua Hospital, NZ

INSIGHTS – Identifying the critical issues

What are the burning issues for my hospital / network / DHB

What has been identified from the morning’s presentations

12.45 – 1.30pm


1.30 – 2.45pm

INNOVATION – Innovation Poster Presentations

Each organisation to highlight one or more innovations undertaken in the last 5 years.

2.45 – 3.00pm

Afternoon Tea

3.00 – 3.30pm

INNOVATION– Top 3 Voted Innovation Posters

More detailed presentations of selected posters with discussion and questions.

3.30 – 4.30pm


Identifying and addressing Key issues in relation to Integration of care between tertiary hospitals, secondary hospitals and community providers.

4.30 – 4.45pm

Day 1 summary and close


Networking refreshments and canapes


Group Dinner (Optional) – iL DUCA – 132 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne VIC 3002

Day 2 – Thursday 4th April

8.15 – 8.30am

Arrival Tea and Coffee

8.30 – 8.45am

Welcome and reflections from day one 

8.45 – 10.15am

INSIGHTS – Identifying the critical issues

Innovations from around The Health Roundtable

Presentation of Paediatric Reports

A review of the benchmarked Paediatric Care reports from across the membership with a discussion of trends and exemplars.


Data Drill Down – specific small group discussions on specific indicators, AORTA reports and how to improve performance

10.15 – 10.45am

Morning Tea

10.45 – 12.30pm


Presentation of Briefing data

5 years – where are we now

A review of the 5-years trends in the paediatric benchmarking reports from across the membership with a discussion of trends and exemplars.


Case study – Day case Tonsillectomy

Dr David Tran, Northern Health


Update on Standardised care and Trans-Tasman guidelines on bronchiolitis


Dr Ed Oakley, Royal Children’s Hospital

12:30 – 1:15pm


1.15 – 2.00pm


Small Group discussion Identifying opportunities for improvement and innovation

2.00 – 3.15pm


Team Action Planning: Work within your team to refine the Aim Statement and Action Plan for the upcoming year using local knowledge and inspiration from two days with your peers.

Teams will briefly present their plans to the group for general improvement/discussion/suggestions by other teams.

3.15 – 3.30pm

Determine Aim statements and 2020 workshop theme


Meeting Ends for 2019