Department of Health

2014 Victorian Public Healthcare Awards – Programs

  • 09 September 2015
  • Duration: 2:20
  • Speaker 1: Healthcare delivery in Victoria is delivered through many settings, from tertiary hospitals, through to small primary care services in metropolitan Melbourne, provincial cities and small rural communities. And we want the awards to be a celebration of the commitment across that broad spectrum.

    Speaker 2: The problem that we’re trying to combat is antibiotic resistance.

    Speaker 3: We ran a service that was solace. It wasn’t a nice place to live. If I wouldn’t live there, why would the people with dementia live there?

    Speaker 4: A lot of these guys that come in, don’t have their own social networks. They’ve lost them through illness, injury, retirement.

    Speaker 5: And the point of the program is to help patients and their families think about and talk about what they want in the future, if they couldn’t speak for themselves.

    Speaker 1: I think people like to be associated with the judging of the healthcare awards. Firstly because they’ve got a commitment to public healthcare delivery in this state but, secondly, they are excited by the commitment, the passion and the innovation which comes through in the applications, which they read, as part of the judging panel.

    Speaker 6: We assertively go and find those people that aren’t accessing the mainstream services.

    Speaker 7: So, for people working in aged care facilities, for example, we can introduce the staff to the experience of what it’s like to live with dementia.

    Speaker 8: It’s about prevention, it’s about early intervention and supporting families and supporting schools so that they were better equipped to be able to work with those children.

2014 Victorian Public Healthcare Awards – Programs

Reviewed 09 September 2015

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