Improving the patient journey for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with Acute Coronary Syndrome

AHHA Heart Foundation Policy Think Tank

Submitted on 20/05/2013

The Heart Foundation and Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association have been working together for over five years to reduce hospital disparities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, particularly in the area of Chronic Heart Disease

There is clear evidence that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples experiencing Acute Coronary Syndrome do not receive the same level of care or achieve the same clinical outcomes.

It is equally clear that there are services that are addressing this issue at the local level. With support and collaboration the successes of these services can be spread to improve health outcomes for the whole population.

The Policy Think Tank, held on Wednesday 15 May 2103 reviewed best practice models for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples experiencing Acute Coronary Syndrome to support the development of a structured collaboration program to translate effective programs to other hospital and health services.

 

 

Presentations

Robert Grenfell, Heart Foundation
Robert Grenfell, Heart Foundation
Kelly O'Donohue, Heart Foundation
Kelly O'Donohue, Heart Foundation
William Wang, Princess Alexandra Hospital
William Wang, Princess Alexandra Hospital
Vivian Bryce, Princess Alexandra Hospital
Vivian Bryce, Princess Alexandra Hospital
Daphne Perry, Flinders Medical Centre
Daphne Perry, Flinders Medical Centre
Ben Scalley, Combined Universities Centre for Rural health
Ben Scalley, Combined Universities Centre for Rural health
Val White, Tamworth Base Hospital
Val White, Tamworth Base Hospital