Gayle Taylor – Head of Dietetics and Health Promotion Departments Tania O’Loughlan – Health Promotion Officer Swan Hill District Hospital Services a catchment area of approximately 30 000 people Approximately 350 staff are employed Comprises of 59 acute beds and 82 aged residential care beds. SWAN HILL DISTRICT HOSPITAL ORGANISATION CHART BOARD OF DIRECTORS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER EXECUTIVE OFFICER EXECUTIVE OFFICER CLINICAL CONSULTANT EXECUTIVE OFFICER CORPORATE SERVICES CLINICAL SERVICES SUPERVISOR MEDICAL DIRECTOR PRIMARY CARE SERVICES Corporate Business Wards & Pharmacy Hospital District Hospital Conselling Health Allied Dental Community Services Units Departments Medical Nursing Aboriginal Services Promotion Health Rehab Centre/ Officers Services Liaison Adult Day Officer Services Engineering Pathology Acute Dietetics Ward Environmental Radiology Care Occupational Co-ordination Therapy Finance Emergency Podiatry Food Extended Physiotherapy Care Unit Human Jacaranda Speech Resource Lodge Pathology Management Information Midwifery Technology Medical Operating Records Theatre/Day Procedure Unit Occupational Palliative Health & Care Safety Payroll Renal Dialysis/ Chemotherapy Supply Health Promotion Department Staff – 2 EFT Health Promotion Officers - 1 EFT Community Health Nurse - 0.7 EFT Head of Department GOAL The Health Promotion Department will provide a co-ordinated approach to the provision and delivery of a range of services and programs that addresses the health needs of the Swan Hill community. The programs and services will reflect National and State initiatives and address local priorities. Health Promotion Business Plan Originally developed to outline Health Promotion Department Activities/Services Developed hospital wide Health Promotion Plan 2001 to include all activities of Primary Care Division Expanded 2002 plan to include Health Promotion Activities provided by Clinical Departments Used to formulate the DHS-Community Health requirement for Planned Health Promotion Activities FUTURE- Integrated Health Promotion Activities to be part of Business & Service Plan of each Department Swan Hill District Hospital A Health Promoting Hospital AIM To incorporate health promotion concepts, standards and values into the organisational structure and culture of the Swan Hill District Hospital to improve the health and wellbeing of patients, staff and the broader community. Operates under the Occupational Health & Safety Committee. Three specific target groups – patients, staff and the community. Primarily this year the focus has been on staff. Staff Health Promotion Aim To provide a range of holistic health services for staff at Swan Hill District Hospital to improve or maintain positive health and wellbeing. Linked to Workplace Health Promotion Holistic approach – acknowledge that there are a broad range of factors including social, economic, cultural, environmental and organisation factors which significantly affect an individuals health status. Utilise the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion (1986) and its five key action areas – Formulating Healthy Public Policy - Creating Supportive Environments - Strengthen Community Action - Develop Personal Skills - Reorient Health Services Staff health and wellbeing initiatives at SHDH Formulating Healthy Public Policy SunSmart policy Alcohol policy Smoke Free policy Occupational Health & Safety policy’s Immunisation policy and register Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative Creating Supportive Environments Nicotine patches for staff at cost price Implementation of Occupational Health & Safety initiatives Free Allied Health and Community Health services for staff Free flu immunisations Corporate memberships to Swan Hill Leisure Centre Staff sporting teams Staff social functions Employee Assistance Program Healthy staff cafeteria options Staff health and wellbeing initiatives at SHDH (cont.) Strengthen Community Action Staff health and wellbeing survey Occupational Health & Safety Committee Staff employee perspective survey Develop Personal Skills Quit information sessions for staff Backcare information sessions for staff Health information in ‘Hosp Goss’ newsletter Defensive driving courses Reorient Health Services Health Promoting Emergency Departments Incorporating all Divisions of the hospital in Health Promotion Planning My Hospital concept Inclusion of Health Promotion concepts in hospital vision and mission statements Patient Health Promotion Health Promoting Emergency Department Increased range of referral options More risk screening Increased services provided from Emergency Department - Allied Health appointments - Taxi card - Disability stickers Increased follow up with outpatients Information packs for patients Patient Health Promotion (cont.) Acute and Midwifery Services Child health record books Patient immunisation Referral and screening - Dietetics - Women’s health - Weight control - Asthma - Pain management Falls prevention Counselling services (or referral to) Accessing community services for inpatients Community Health Promotion Workplace health promotion packages (All Allied Health and Community Health) Mallee Men’s Health – CVD prevention program (D, CHN, C, P, GP’s) Rural Same Sex Attracted Young People Support Groups – Stroke, Heart Health, Polio, Carers, Italian Women Asthma Education SunSmart in schools and workplaces Sexual Health in Schools Active Recreation targeting youth School based health programs (HP, CHN, P, D, Pod) Cultural Diversity (Hospital wide) Child nutrition (D) Diabetes Clinic (D, CHN, Pod, GP’s) Men’s exercise group (P) Healthy Beginnings Program Barriers Misinterpretation of what Health Promotion and the Health Promotion Department are about. Emphasis is often placed on the needs of Acute services. Clinical Services being understaffed. My Hospital campaign ‘My Hospital’ is about individuals in Swan Hill and surrounding community taking a personal interest in and "ownership" of the Swan Hill District Hospital. Communication Strategy Radio & Press Website Health Plan integration Educational Material Sponsorship Merchandise Where to from here? Implement recommendations from Staff Health and Wellbeing Survey Inclusion of Health Promotion plan in all Division’s Business Plans. Increased collaboration with Clinical Services to implement more initiatives for patients, family and friends. Reorient our health service and change the official name of the organisation. Change the image of the Hospital from an organisation that is seen to only care for the sick, to one that utilises a preventative and health promoting approach.
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