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Clinical Innovation

Our clinical innovation.

UQ Health Care continues to innovative around a range of specialist medical services to support the complex health care needs of the community. These clinical innovations are centred around healthy ageing and chronic disease prevention and management. From this work, UQ Health Care have developed a range of medical services for the community.

UQ Health Care Homeless Service

The UQ Health Care Homeless Service is an outreach service that plays a vital role in coordinating delivery of care for homeless people and some of the most vulnerable members in society. The service is delivered through the Ozcare homeless hostel in South Brisbane and the Anglicare clinic in Fortitude Valley. Partnering with multiple stakeholders, UQ Health Care provides crisis management and coordinates care with the Royal Brisbane Hospital Homeless Outreach Team, Princess Alexandra Mental Health Outreach Team, and social services.

Refugee Health Service

The UQ Health Care Refugee Health Service provides health assessments, vaccination and general medical services for refugees and asylum seekers. The service is a collaboration between Refugee Health Qld, The University of Queensland School of Medicine and the Mater Centre for Primary Healthcare Innovation, providing valuable services to meet the complex health needs of newly arrived refugees.

SPARK Child Wellbeing Service

UQ Health Care’s SPARK Child Wellbeing Service supports children of primary school age with emotional and behavioural difficulties, academic difficulties and development disorders who require assessment, diagnosis, and treatment. The Service is led by Ipswich Hospital paediatricians who conduct onsite specialist clinics, with physiotherapy, speech pathology, psychology, social work and occupational therapy.

For more information about this service and where to access support, visit www.sparkchild.com.au

UQ Health Care Aveo Durack

UQ Health Care is Aveo Group’s primary care partner for its Integrated Retirement Community in Durack, serving 800 residents and a 123 bed high care facility.

UQ Health Care is implementing an ‘Enhanced Living Program’ suite of resources and services that promote healthy lifestyles for residents, and mitigate physical and mental decline. The program transforms ideas into innovative practice that delivers improved quality of care and patient satisfaction to residents of Aveo retirement and aged care facilities.

The program is run in partnership with The University of Queensland, which plays a key role in student placements, research and clinical innovation, as well as monthly information seminars for residents.

To find out more about this partnership, visit Aveo Retirement Villages

Diamantina Digestive Disease Assessment Clinic (3D Clinic)

Prompt and effective health care is a primary focus for UQ Health Care.

The Diamantina Digestive Disease Assessment Clinic (3D Clinic) is a joint initiative with Princess Alexandra Hospital and Brisbane South Primary Health Network. The 3D Clinic reduces waiting times and provides improved access to gastroenterology services at the Princess Alexandra Hospital.

The clinic is led by a specialist gastroenterologist and UQ Health Care general practitioners, credentialed under the Princess Alexandra Hospital Facilitated Access Scheme.

Metro South Complex Diabetes Service

The Metro South Complex Diabetes Service delivers advanced health services to people with complex diabetes. The service is a collaboration with Princess Alexandra and Logan Hospitals, led by specialist endocrinologists and a multidisciplinary team of diabetes nurse educators, dietitians, UQ Health Care GPs with specialised training in diabetes and other health professionals.

The service is funded by the Brisbane South Primary Health Network (PHN) and aims to enhance the skills and capacity of general practice throughout the PHN to manage complex diabetes.

Continence Clinic

The UQ Health Care Continence Clinic provides support for people aged 65 and over, and for people with disabilities or chronic medical conditions with strategies to manage their continence. The clinic is a collaboration between Ipswich Hospital and UQ Health Care, led by a specialist geriatrician and supported by a multidisciplinary team of specialist nurses and physiotherapists.

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