Regional programs offer a two-fold advantage for each individual service. They are shared across the members as an essential service which would not normally be available to the individual members. For some, the regional programs are complementary to existing services and offer a supportive concept to the member service.
Funding is recurrent for the following;
The purpose of the Bila Muuji CQ Project is to provide effective, high quality primary health care for Aboriginal people accessing Bila Muuji services. The aim of the Bila Muuji CQI Project is to embed CQI practices to support improvement of health care quality across Bila Muuji services.
Carol Jobson is the Co-coordinator of the project, Carol is a Registered Nurse and Midwife with a background in Aboriginal Health. Carol holds qualifications in Mental Health and Auditing. Carol worked across the Top End of Australia and the Kimberley for many years. Her background is in Primary Health Care, Health Centre and Program Management, Chronic Disease Management and CQI in both the Public Health System and ACCHS.
Bila Muuji Aboriginal Medical Service and Western NSW Local Health District are conducting a 12-month partnership to trial an innovative tele-health home monitoring project for clients of the following Aboriginal Medical Services:
The project provides participants an opportunity to have their blood pressure, pulse, heart rhythm, oxygen levels, weight, and blood sugar levels monitored from the comfort of their own homes, with the results being directly available for their doctors and nurses to view back at the Aboriginal Medical Services.
It is envisaged that the benefits of access to tele-home monitoring for people with chronic illnesses will include:
Tele Home Monitoring Project
Our clinical lead and project coordinator for this project is Kath Skinner (Dip,Appl.Sc.(Nursing); B.N.; M.Clin.Nursing; M.H.Sc.; RN; AFCHSM; GAICD).
Kath is an experienced project manager with over 30 years experience in the public, private and not-for-profit sector. She is a registered nurse and has lived in the Blue Mountains for over twenty years. Kath has been involved in several national and state-wide collaborative programs throughout her professional career. Most recently Kath has been working in the not-for-profit sector managing strategic projects, and clinical and support services across NSW. She is currently an appointed Director on the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District board, and has broad range of experience in operations, clinical and corporate governance and project management, with strengths in relationship management, service development and strategic partnerships. Kath’s particular interests are in organisational culture, all matters related to palliative care and end-of-life care, and in empowering clinicians to provide truly patient centered care.
“It’s a great honor to be working with all of the dedicated health professionals across Central West and Western NSW who are committed to this project. This is an innovative service ensuring that Aboriginal people and all Aboriginal Medical Service patients don’t miss out on the benefits of bringing modern technology into the homes of all Australians to improve their health outcomes, and is therefore one small but very important contribution to Closing the Gap.”
If you are interested in participating in this project, or simply want to find out more information, please contact your local Aboriginal Medical Service and ask about the Tele Home Monitoring project.
Alternatively, you can contact Kath directly via email (KathS@oams.net.au) or mobile (0427 949 252).
P: 1800 999 444
P: (02) 6884 7502
M: 0419 975 624
Bila Muuji Aboriginal Health Services Inc.
PO Box 1841
Dubbo NSW 2830