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Annual Report 2011/2012 Royal Darwin Hospital Board



Annual Report 2011/2012 Royal Darwin Hospital Board

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Financial Summary: On 11 October 2010 the RDH Board granted the program $5,000; so far the program has used $971.49 leaving a balance of $4,028.51. Requests from the volunteers of the program: Continuing support from the RDH Board; Administrative support; To use own transport; Review signing in/out (taxi vouchers) procedures; Clarification of continuing reviews from the Review Committee and Inclusion in advertising in official websites, newsletters for better promotion. Note: The Board endorses the work of the Lets Talk Health Program and will continue to support the program in 2012. It was suggested the Dr Sara Watson, Director Medical Services and Education provide direction for the volunteers. Presentation Royal Darwin Hospital Pharmacy Presented by: Ms Bhavini Patel, Director Pharmacy, Royal Darwin Hospital. Ms Patel started by thanking the RDH Board for sponsoring the Pharmacy team to attend the Society of Hospital Pharmacist of Australias National Medicines Management Conference. Ms Patel gave a very informative power point on how the RDH Pharmacy works, the achievements they have made through 2011 and what was to come in the future in the RDH Pharmacy. The RDH Pharmacy is looking forward to the reimplementation of Electronic Medication Management Application (eMMa), as of 13 December 2011 eMMa will go live in the Palliative Care Unit for a trail period. Ms Patel commented regarding the Trevor Taylor Prize and Anne Arthur Awards that the prizes should be opened up to all staff at the RDH who is doing research to be eligible for prizes, not just Medical Officers. Two Pharmacy staff gave presentations at the Trevor Taylor, but was not eligible for prizes for their research. The RDH Board congratulated Ms Patel on receiving the GlaxoSmithKline Medal of Merit 2011 at the Conference. The Board thanked Ms Patel for her presentation. 16 January 2012 Audit of Surgical Mortality Presented by: Mr John Treacy, Consultant Surgeon, Royal Darwin Hospital. Background

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