Metro North Hospital and Health Service is committed to a culture of innovation.
We recognise that staff, and our health care partners, have great ideas to help improve outcomes for patients, through new processes, resources and partnerships.
In recognition of our need for innovation, MNHHS has made a significant commitment to fund projects jointly created between MNHHS and its partner organisations (LINK), and to fund projects developed by staff within MNHHS (SEED).
LINK funding provides the opportunity to build partnerships and community engagement capability, deliver efficiencies and improve continuity and quality of care for patients.
Metro North Hospital and Health Service is dedicated to forging stronger links with our community partners to deliver connected and integrated patient-centred care, as outlined in the Health Service Strategy 2015-20.
The LINK (Leading Innovation through Networking and Knowledge-sharing) fund was introduced in 2015 and is a commitment that recognises innovation as “ideas successfully applied”. Complex health issues cannot be addressed by the acute hospital and health service acting alone; nor can the best and most efficient care be delivered when silos of activity, resources and expertise operate.
Each of the projects was assessed on the basis of their innovation, collaborative impact and ability to work together to reduce unnecessary hospital admission or re-admissions, improve discharge and admission practices and improve patient-centred connected and integrated care.
The following LINK projects will test how organisations from various sectors working together and across the system can improve continuity of integrated and connected care: the right care, in the right place and at the right time. By focusing resources on collaborative initiatives, LINK will build a partnership culture and a network of partners with the same vision of providing seamless support for patients, consumers, families, carers and communities.
The SEED program is accessible to inspirational and creative staff to find new and improved ways of delivering health services for the benefit of our patients. SEED funding is only available for Metro North Hospital and Health Service staff.
The SEED (Support, Explore, Excel, Deliver) Innovation Funding Program is accessible to inspirational and creative staff to find new and improved ways of delivering health services for the benefit of our patients. SEED funding is only available for MNHHS staff.
Now in its sixth year, SEED Innovation Funding continues to build a culture of innovation and excellence from the ground-up.
The following SEED projects are trialing innovative ways to deliver quality healthcare. They were selected for their potential impact on reducing unnecessary hospital admission or re-admissions, improving discharge and admission practices and delivering quality patient-centred care.