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iGO team Graythwaite

A team of four from Ryde Hospital’s Graythwaite Rehabilitation Centre is leading the way in Clinical Redesign, after being selected to take part in an Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) lead post-graduate Certificate in Clinical Redesign for Healthcare Redesign.

The team, named iGO, consists of acting senior occupational therapist Philippa Wilford, senior physiotherapist Sharon Fok, as well as nurse unit managers Alanna Brown (GR4) and Esther Ng (GR5)

With more than 50 years of clinical experience between them, the team’s main aim is to focus on the patient experience and making their recovery journey better.

The project will focus on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the services provided to patients at Graythwaite Rehabilitation Centre by August 2020.

The team will focus on clinical resign solutions to reduce average length of stay, improve average Functional Independence Measure score and improve patient satisfaction and experience.

Ryde Hospital’s acting director of nursing Drew Hilditch-Roberts said all four team members are very passionate about improving patient centred care.

"The teams will be consulting with staff and welcome any feedback from across the hospital," Drew said.

The team will hold a series of stakeholder focus groups and a stall in the main foyer of the hospital – so keep an eye out for team iGO.

The Ryde Hospital executive hospital sponsors are general manager Heather Gough, acting director of nursing Drew Hilditch-Roberts and Head of Department of Rehabilitation Medicines RNHS and Ryde Dr Jennifer Mann.

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