Keeping our aged care residents safe
Metro North is keeping its residents safe with our two residential aged care facilities Cooinda and Gannet House recording no active COVID-19 outbreaks since the start of the pandemic.
In addition, the safety standards at each facility remain high with both residential aged care facilities successfully passing the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission accreditation with no recommendations required.
Virtual model boosts chronic disease care
The Community and Oral Health’s Complex Chronic Disease team (CCDT) were the only statewide cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation providers to continue care without interruption during the COVID-19 pandemic.
CCDT harnessed telehealth technology to deliver a flexible and dynamic virtual model of care that has continued service access to vulnerable clients who are at risk of deterioration or hospital admission.
During high levels of staff redeployment in early 2022, CCDT maintained direct client contact through virtual care, providing more than 1,000 direct client interventions via Telehealth or telephone each month.
Home care at end-of-life welcomed
Community and Oral Health’s Community Palliative Care Service is increasing opportunities for people to receive end-of life care at home for people under 65 years of age via the End-of-Life Project team.
The Clinical Excellence Queensland funded project has seen an increase in nursing and occupational therapy staffing to support care in the home. This project is improving access to personal care services and in-home respite for clients under the age of 65 years as many do not qualify for NDIS.