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Emergency Patient Management Improvement Group 8 & 9 May 2019


Wednesday, 8 May 2019 - Thursday, 9 May 2019

Meeting Code

Stamford Plaza Brisbane
39 Edward St
Brisbane City

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Steve Bickford
[email protected]

The workshop is now full, however registrations remain open for the Wednesday evening dinner

The Emergency Care Improvement Group provides benchmarked information across the full gamut of Emergency Care, and brings Australian and New Zealand sites together to share ideas, innovations and find solutions to common challenges.

Reporting information has been streamed into three categories:

a)   Patients’ access to care

b)  Patients’ safety and quality of care

c)   Patients’ value from care

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Emergency Patient Management
Stamford Plaza, 39 Edward St, Brisbane 

Day 1 - Wednesday 8th May 2019

8.30 – 9.00am

Registration (Arrival Tea and Coffee)

9.00 – 9.45am

Welcome and Introductions 

9.45 – 10.30am

Emergency Data Presentation and Discussion

·         A review of the benchmarked Emergency Care reports from across the membership with a discussion of trends and exemplars.

10.30 – 11.00am

Morning Tea

11.00 – 12.30pm

ACEM Survey of Emergency Department Directors


Findngs presented by:

1.     Dr Andrew Rixon PhD

·         Researcher at Swinburne University

·         Founder of Babel Fish Group

·         PhD in Complexity Science (1999 U.Q.)

·         LinkedIn:

12.30 – 1.15pm


1.15 – 3.00pm*

SETTING THE STAGE 2 – Exploring the ED-MH interface

How do ED-MH teams view the ED-MH interface?

·         Multi-disciplinary team focus

·         Identifying factors that commonly impact the interface

·         How to assess and improve the quality of the interface

·         Testing the interface: collaborative exercise involving real clinical scenarios 

3.00 – 3.20pm*

Afternoon Tea

3.20 – 4.00pm*

DECIDE WHAT TO DO 1 – Innovation Poster Presentations

With a focus on multi-disciplinary team interactions, how have member sites improved the interface between their service and others within the hospital?

4.00 – 5:30pm*

DECIDE WHAT TO DO 2 – Consolidating the learnings

·         Combine today’s learnings about interface improvement and apply these to the scenarios in broader groups

·         Can we look at this in a different way?


Meeting Ends for Day One


Group Dinner (Optional)

*Joint session with HRT Mental Health Improvement Group

Day 2 - Thursday 9th May 2019

8.45 – 9.00am           

Arrival Tea and Coffee

9.00 – 9.30am


Welcome and reflections from Day One

·         Emergency Care members only

·         Sit back with your hospital teams

·         Emergency Care Group debrief and discussion



How do Medical teams view the ED-Hospital interface?

Presentation by:

1.     Dr Joel Iedema

·         Director of Medicine, Redland Hospital

·         Endocrinologist and Clinical Pharmacologist 

Small group discussion

10.30 – 11.00am

Morning Tea

11.00 – 12.30pm

DECIDE WHAT TO DO – Innovation Poster Presentations

Each organisation to highlight one or more innovations undertaken in the last 12 months.


DECIDE WHAT TO DO - Top 3 voted Innovation Posters

More detailed presentations of selected posters with discussion and questions.

1.00 – 1.45pm


1.45 – 3.15pm




                     Creating your ideas

                     Identifying the likely obstacles

                     Communication for understanding and buy-in

                     Empowering others to act

                     Producing short-term wins

Team Action Planning: Work within your Emergency Care team to refine the Aim Statement and Action Plan for the upcoming year using local knowledge and inspiration from two days with your peers.

Teams will briefly present their plans to the group for general improvement/discussion/suggestions by other teams.

3.15 – 3.30pm


Determine 2020 Aim statements and workshop theme



Workshop ends for 2019

Accommodation & Flight Arrangements
Delegates are responsible for making their own accommodation and travel/flight arrangements.

Suggested Accommodation

Accommodation Contact Details Reference Code Discounts
Stamford Plaza Brisbane
Corner of Margaret & Edward Streets Brisbane, QLD 4000 Australia

+61 7 3221 1999
[email protected]
Oaks Felix
26 Felix St, Brisbane City QLD 4000

'+61 7 3316 5500
[email protected]
Royal On The Park Brisbane
152 Alice St, Brisbane City QLD 4001

+61 7 3221 3411
[email protected]
Brisbane Skytower
222 Margaret St, Brisbane City QLD 4000

+61 7 3003 0880
[email protected]
Mantra Midtown
127 Charlotte St, Brisbane City QLD 4000

+61 7 3211 1116
[email protected]

Stamford Plaza Brisbane is offering 10% off their Best Available Rate.
To book, either contact the reservations department on the email / phone number above, or use the below link: