2015 WSLHD Annual Public Meeting

29 Sep 2015

Western Sydney Local Health District’s 2015 Annual Public Meeting (APM) will be held on Tuesday, October 13 at Blacktown.

The announcement of the winners of this year’s Quality Awards are set to be a highlight of the meeting.

Dr Nigel Lyons, acting chief executive officer of the Clinical Excellence Commission, is set to present the awards.

The finalists for the awards are (by category):

Patients as Partners:

  • Mothers and Babies together - Skin to Skin
  • Stroke Survivors Directory to Recovery
  • Making Meals Matter

Preventive Health: 

  • HOPP together to reduce falls
  • Squeeze please

Local Solutions: 

  • Falls Prevention in a challenging Neurosciences Unit
  • Medication Reconciliation in an Aged Care Setting: A Quality Improvement Project

Integrated Healthcare:

  • Integration not just Colocation:  Full integration between mental health and disability employment services to achieve greater employment outcomes for consumers with mental illness
  • Workforce redesign: utilisation of the Allied Health Assistant Workforce


  • REACH OUT: the Home Haemodialysis (HHD) App Project Real-time Evaluation, Action and Communication (without leaving) Home through Optimal Use of Technology
  • How cold is too cold: Thermal Management of the fragile neonate

Harry Collins Award:

  • An Antimicrobial stewardship ward rounds – Attacking broad spectrum antimicrobial use head on
  • Westmead Intensive Care Unit – Ebola Preparedness

Collaborative Team:

  • Old habits Die Hard
  • Preserve Blood – Every Drop Counts

Translational Research:

  • A KNEEd to success: An innovative Program following Total Knee Replacement


The APM will be held in the Auditorium at Blacktown Hospital Clinical School, from 2.30pm to 4pm.