A decade of partnership success
On Thursday 24 July 2014 BRACE Education and Training and Ballarat Health Services (BHS) celebrated the 10th anniversary of their unique training partnership.
In 2004 these two community focused organisations joined forces to provide quality vocational training and assessment for Aged Care workers. This partnership came together to recognise the contribution that Aged Care workers make to the daily lives of older people in the Ballarat area and that creating an appropriately skilled and well-qualified workforce was fundamental to delivering high-quality aged care services.
Over the past decade this partnership has enabled BRACE students as part of their study to work side by side with and learn from the highly qualified and skilled staff at Ballarat Health Services. This partnership has provided an opportunity for students to develop their skills in an archetypal aged care work environment and better equip them with the expertise they will require when they enter the workforce with t ...
BHS implements Emergency Department Initiatives
Ballarat Health Services (BHS) has recently implemented some new initiatives to address the growing demand on the Emergency Department.
Over the past few years, the number of patients presenting to ED with more complex conditions has meant that waiting times for less urgent patients has increased.
To help address the increasing waiting times, BHS has commenced a three month trial of a Waiting Room Nurse to assist patients waiting for treatment.
The Nurse will oversee the Emergency Department waiting room; improving safety, communication, initiating care and providing information about alternative care options for patients who decide not to wait.
Another initiative to assist patients waiting for treatment at ED is the new ‘Find a GP’ Helpdesk. The Helpdesk has been developed in partnership with Grampians Medicare Local and offers patients a touch screen computer that provides information on:
Medical Practices offering ‘walk-in’ appointments
Medical Prac ...
Celebrate NAIDOC Week at BHS
The AFL’s National Community Engagement Manager, Jason Mifsud, will be guest speaker at this year’s NAIDOC Week celebrations at Ballarat Health Services (BHS).
Jason Mifsud is a member of the Gunditjmara peoples, the traditional custodians of land in the Warrnambool region, south west Victoria.
Jason has held professional coaching roles with the St Kilda and Western Bulldogs Football Clubs.
His community involvement includes roles with the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation’s Suicide Prevention Taskforce as well as sitting on the Victorian Government Ministerial Advisory Council for Indigenous Affairs from 1995 to 1997.
Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officer, Andrew Green, said “NAIDOC Week is a chance for the Aboriginal community to showcase our culture for the wider community to
enjoy during the week long celebrations.”
The BHS NAIDOC Week celebration will be held on Tuesday 8 July 2014 at 1.45pm at the Education ...
Go Dry in July and support BRICC
Help raise funds for the Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre by going Dry this July.