Tweed Hospital Redesigns Orthopaedic Patient Journey

Tweed Hospital Redesigns Orthopaedic Patient Journey
Lynn Hopkinson, Northern NSW Local Health District’s Manager, Service Redesign, was among those awarded with a Graduate Certificate (Clinical Redesign) at the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation’s (ACI) Centre for Healthcare Redesign graduation ceremony in Sydney recently.

Lynn lead a team from The Tweed Hospital’s orthopaedic service to design and implement an improved journey for patients having an elective hip or knee replacement.

The ‘Totally Hip (and Knee)’ project focussed on improving patient preparation for surgery and helping them manage at home after discharge; safely reducing their length of stay; and reducing the costs associated with this type of surgery.

The outcomes of the project, and other initiatives presented at the graduation ceremony, can be found at the ACI Innovation Exchange website,

Image: Lynn Hopkinson with Dr Antonio Penna, Executive Director of the Office for Health & Medical Research, NSW Ministry of Health. Photo courtesy of ACI.

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