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Canberra Hospital Reduces ALOS by Developing an Acute Subacute Early Rehabilitation Service

Categories: Innovation, Latest News, Public publish | Author: Sarah Brandt | Posted: 16/12/2016 | Views: 1055
Canberra Hospital noted delays in the care path (acute admission to rehab referral, rehab ready to subacute admission, etc) as well as a long Subacute ALOS for stroke and complex neuro patients.

To address the noted issues Canberra:
• Changed the model of care from “Push” to “Pull”
• Established a Rehabilitation Leadership Group with multi-disciplinary (MDT) representation to: discuss ward issues/problems, provide leadership to all MDT staff and to help solve problems and hold regular meetings with a rotating chair
• Branded the group “THE CHASERS” (The Canberra Hospital Acute Subacute Early Rehabilitation Service) which helped with buy-in and program awareness

The above changes have shown reductions in:
• ALOS, Time since onset/injury to episode start, Days between ready for rehab to episode start

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