Help us design a virtual care model for kids

A child in a hospital bed talking with a doctor.
  18 January 2022  NWMPHN

Did your child visit the emergency department at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital, or Werribee Mercy Hospital in 2020 or 2021?

We want to hear from you. You can help us design a virtual care model for kids.

Successful applicants will receive $50 per hour for attendance at up to 4 2-hour co-design workshops.

 Complete the form to express your interest.

Background

Children’s emergency services are becoming busier and busier.

Birth rates from 2012-2019 increased by 8.9 per cent in north western Melbourne and in 2020 there was a state-wide increase of 13 per cent in Victoria’s western health services.

An increase in the number of children with both short and longer-term conditions, including mental health problems, need a solution as there is a limit to how much emergency departments can grow.

So, hospitals around the world are looking at virtual or telehealth solutions which offer greater access for families without the need to always visit emergency departments.

We hope to design – with clinicians and you – a virtual care service which can ensure kids get the right care, in the right place, and at the right time.

Contacts

For more information or questions, please contact:

Dr Jo Lawrence
Joanna.lawrence@rch.org.au
0482 679 578

Sonia Khano
Sonia.khano@mcri.edu.au
0422 087 114

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