Tasmania’s program of clinical redesign continues to produce positive improvements for our health system and its patients. Improved General Medical hospital lengths of stay continue with reductions of 0.85 of a day in Hobart and 0.5 of a day in Launceston being maintained.
We continue to treat more of our emergency department patients in less than 4 hours and waiting lists are consistently getting shorter across our outpatient clinics. HSI Tas continues to support this ongoing improvement by providing regular data for clinicians to monitor system performance.
Through our educational programs and clinical redesign mentoring, HSI Tas has developed a willing coalition of health professionals who are enthusiastic for positive change and better equipped with the skills to deliver it.
These ongoing improvements clearly show that application of these skills is producing direct improvements in our healthcare system and that these improvements can be sustained over time.