St John of God Midland achieves significant milestones in 18 months

Posted June 7, 2017 7:07 pm by The Record

St John of God Midland achieves significant milestones in 18 months
St John of God Midland Public Hospital has achieved significant milestones in its first 18 months of operations with more than 267,230 patients being treated which included 86,620 adults and children in the Emergency Department. Photo Supplied.

St John of God Midland Public Hospital has achieved significant milestones in its first 18 months of operations with more than 267,230 patients being treated which included 86,620 adults and children in the Emergency Department. Photo Supplied.

Since it’s opening, more than 2,150 babies have been delivered and about 155,800 outpatient visits have been undertaken.

St John of God Midland Public Hospital has achieved significant milestones in its first 18 months of operations.

St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals CEO Dr Glen Power said more than 267,230 patients had been treated in the past 18 months, including 86,620 adults and children in the Emergency Department.

“With a very busy Emergency Department, the hospital has implemented a number of strategies to keep waiting times and diversions to a minimum.

“Great focus has been placed on keeping waiting times for elective surgery to a minimum, which has led to about 15,370 people having surgery at the hospital over the past 18 months. It was fantastic to see how quickly the local community had welcomed and embraced the hospital.

“We are delighted with how well we are tracking in this first 18 months of operations and with the positive feedback we have received from the local community,” Dr Power said.

Dr Power said that the hospital recently achieved impressive results in its first audit by the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards by successfully meeting all 10 of the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards.

“The results of the audit highlighted the patient-focus and values-based care provided by hospital caregivers. It also confirmed the hospital had implemented good processes to support clinical practices and respond to clinical deterioration.

“Over the past 18 months, the hospital has developed close links to public hospitals and community health providers to support best practice and coordinated care for patients.

While the hospital’s focus is on improving health outcomes for Aboriginal people, Dr Power said it has led to a number of great initiatives, including the appointment of a Director of Aboriginal Health and Aboriginal Cultural Engagement and Patient Liaison Officers, which were strongly endorsed by the Australian Council of Healthcare Standards.

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