Health WA remains focussed on delivering sustainable community solutions across its range of core services – Clinical, Home Hospital, Hospice, Continence Management Advice Service (CMAS) and Respiratory. We have continued to deliver significant client, community and organisational outcomes in pursuit of our mission and strategic imperatives.
- Our Hospice Care Service is recognised nationally as a best-practice model of specialist community palliative care, with more than 60% of all admitted clients supported to die at home; and, a number of jurisdictions nationally and internationally seeking to learn from and implement differentiating elements of our model of care.
- Our Clinical Service team provides sector-leading wound and healthcare to more than 3,000 people every day, including through new initiatives such as the Advanced Wound Assessment Service – Nurse Practitioner; and, providing significant support to the health system through relief of pressure on the hospital system and facilitation of early discharge.
- Silver Chain Home Hospital has grown its referral base by more than 30% with direct dispositions created in partnership with St John Ambulance, HealthDirect, Residential Care Line, Hospitals and GPs. Home Hospital is proving to be an important part of a solution to prevent unplanned presentations to Emergency Departments and hospital admissions.
Many challenges we are currently facing are already presenting a number of opportunities to improve care co-ordination, integration and overall client outcomes – managing client demand, activity-based funding, engagement with technology, and growth into new sectors and environments. It is an exciting journey – and, a future that we are creating together.