Welcome to CHA

Welcome to new CHA Members: Redcliffe (QLD) and Cairns & Hinterland Hospital and Health Service (QLD).

Redcliffe: The Paediatric unit at Redcliffe is a 10 bed unit, with a 6 bed short stay area in development.  This unit caters for children from birth to 14 years of age and their families.  Our dedicated team have identified their vision and strategic focus as being: Making a Difference - Patient comes first, Safety for all, Building Teams, Doing it Better.

Cairns & Hinterland HHS: The Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service (CHHHS) is responsible for the delivery of Health Services in a geographical area of 141,000 square kilometres ranging from Cairns to Tully in the south, Cow Bay in the north and Croydon in the west. The health services outer western region encompasses extremely remote communities.

BE Medicinewise week is being held from the 22nd to the 28th August 2016

Follow this link to see more about this initiative 

NPS MEDICINEWISE has also released a series of helpful consumer focused videos to assist families to understand medicines for children. The videos include:

  • Reading medicine labels and packaging
  • Knowing your childs weight
  • measuring liquid medicines accurately, and
  • Keeping track of medicines given to children

This valuable series of videos can be found here

IV FLUID ALERT
This year the Queensland Government - Medicines Regulation Division released a Patient Safety Alert regarding the use of IV Hypotonic Solution for paediatric patients.

NSW Health has produced some IV fluid standards to try to avert this sort of issue. The second version of the Standards for Paediatric IV Fluids were released fairly recently. Find a copy of these standards here

Child's Rights Videos

In 2014, NSW Kids and Families developed videos for children and young people to help them understand their rights when receiving healthcare in hospitals and other settings.  CHA thanks NSW Kids & Families for making these videos publicly available and encourages all Australian health services to share these videos with patients and their families

The children's video:

The young peoples video: