Facilitators: Dr Ian Sturgess, Tiffany Spurway, Martin Freeman
How Allied Health professionals can work towards:
- Identification of at risk patients
- Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment
- Case management planning with effective goals
- Avoiding ‘over-polishing’
Dr Ian Sturgess (BSc MB ChB FRCP) is an internationally renowned clinical expert in improving Emergency Care and was for many years the clinical leader for Britain’s Emergency Care Improvement Program. Ian has worked around the world with more than 180 hospitals seeking to enhance their Emergency Care and has been working with Francis Health since 2012.
Based in the UK, Ian works across the Francis Health network and is currently engaged on ED and Patient Flow performance improvement projects with six District Health Boards in New Zealand. He has a particular focus on the prevention of deconditioning in Frail/Elderly patient cohorts, a hidden epidemic in our health systems. Over the last 2 years, Ian has been working with the NSW Ministry of Health as well as a number of LHDs and HHS’ across NSW and Queensland.