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LINK & SEED Innovation Funding Showcase

Wednesday 4 October 2017

Projects aimed at improving the social support of vulnerable patients and ensuring patients and families are supported during end of life are among the highlights of this year’s LINK and SEED Innovation Funding Showcase.

LINK & SEED Innovation Funding Showcase
Metro North Hospital and Health Board Chair Dr Robert Stable AM joined Executive Director Cancer Care Services Dr Glen Kennedy, Metro North HHS Chief Executive Shaun Drummond and Deputy Executive Director Operations Gillian Nasato at the LINK and SEED Showcase.

Projects aimed at improving the social support of vulnerable patients and ensuring patients and families are supported during end of life are among the highlights of this year’s LINK and SEED Innovation Funding Showcase.

Metro North provides $1million through the LINK fund to build external partnerships and improve continuity and quality of care for patients. Another $1.1m is provided to SEED projects for Metro North staff to develop new and improved ways of delivering health services.

The showcased projects were part of the 2015 funding round.

LINK presentations included the Working Together to Connect Care project, which partnered with Micah and Footprints to identify and assist people in the community who frequently attend emergency departments; the GRACE (GP Rapid Access to Consultative Expertise), the Lymphoedema Clinical Pathway Project, Metro North Cancer Care Information Hub and Caboolture Hospital’s Integrated Care Pathway for Vulnerable Children program.

SEED presentations included the Kidney Supportive Care Program that focuses on quality of life for patients with chronic kidney disease and their families; Avoiding Emergency presentations for Cancer Patients Project, and the Central Venous Access Device (CVAD) Registry project.

For more information regarding SEED or LINK funding, please visit https://www.health.qld.gov.au/metronorth/innovation

Last updated: 4 October 2017