Westmead medication workshops advance

Community members, GPs and pharmacists have continued their work as part of a review of the medication management process for older patients at Westmead Hospital.

The first workshop, held in May, was attended by Westmead Redevelopment consumers, GPs, community and hospital pharmacists, staff from Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD), the My Health Record team, WSLHD Health Literacy Hub and the Westmead Redevelopment project team. This workshop was part of the redevelopment’s HealthPathways process, which aims to review and streamline healthcare processes, improve patient care and share resources between healthcare providers.

At a follow-up workshop in July, the group identified and prioritised solutions to issues discussed in the first workshop in May.
Westmead Redevelopment director of redesign and transformation Carla Edwards said: “we are happy with the solutions that have been devised. We can see that they will be of great benefit to our patients and carers. We’re thrilled to be continuing to collaborate with primary care workers, hospital specialists and consumers to provide the best health outcomes for our patients.”

The group will meet again in the coming months to discuss solution testing and evaluation. This is a partnership between the Westmead Redevelopment project and the Western Sydney Primary Health Network.

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