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Patient flow across the entire system will continue to be a core focus for health services and I will receive regular updates regarding the progress of these efforts. The CHS flow and coordination hub has been implemented, with optimisation of monitoring and reporting of patient flow using both retrospective and real-time data.
This has fed into the morning bed huddle and the newly established weekly clinical operations executive meeting. Integration of these data into team leader roles, huddles and other processes for active real-time monitoring of flow has also commenced. This whole-of-system view means that we can ensure the right people are in the right place at the right time, including optimising clinician time to attend clinics alongside acute inpatient activity.
The Integrated Care Program is also looking at initiatives to reduce unnecessary presentations and admissions and developing initiatives to assist in early discharge. The Liaison and Navigation Service is an example of the work being undertaken as part of the Integrated Care Program, which is building on the success of the Paediatric Liaison and Navigation Service to connect care across the health system. The overarching goal will be to reduce avoidable and preventable presentations and admissions and streamline care coordination with the primary health care, community and acute care settings.
CHS has committed to a target of 35 per cent of all outpatient appointments being new patient appointments. Leading up to, during and immediately following the DHR implementation, it was necessary to introduce a “change freeze” period, during which time no changes could be made to the make-up of clinics. The change freeze has now finished, and clinic profiles are progressively changing to reflect an increasing proportion of new to follow-up appointments. The percentage of new appointments will form part of the new public reporting. I present the following papers:
Waiting times—Outpatients and Emergency Department—Assembly resolution of 9 February 2023—
Government report, dated May 2023.
Ministerial statement, 10 May 2023
That the Assembly take note of the ministerial statement.
Question resolved in the affirmative.
Justice and Community Safety Legislation Amendment Bill 2023
Mr Rattenbury, by leave, pursuant to notice, presented the bill, its explanatory statement and a Human Rights Act compatibility statement.
Title read by Clerk.