Care service wins recognition

Kate FieldingSouth Western Times

A Bunbury Health Campus program helping patients with chronic conditions to remain healthier and avoid the need to visit hospital has won recognition for achieving excellent outcomes.

The Chronic Conditions Care Service takes an innovative and proactive approach in caring for anyone with chronic heart failure or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Having recently taken out the innovation award at the WA Health Roundtable, the program gained similar kudos at the Australian College Health Service Management Australasian conference and has since been shortlisted for a WA Health Excellence Award.

Last year the program resulted in a 30 per cent reduction in emergency department presentations for patients with the conditions and an 11 per cent cut in their hospital stay when they were admitted.

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