Gold Card Clinic at Lismore Base Hospital - Reducing Representations & Improving ED Aftercare - 12 August 2021 at 12:30pm (AEST)

 

The focus of this web conference is on Lismore Base Hospital and their aim to reduce the number of children representing to the ED requiring mental health assessments by 50% by improving their ED aftercare through their Gold Card Clinic

There are an increasing number of children presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) with self-harm, suicidal ideation, suicidal behaviour, and intentional poisoning. However services often lack clear pathways for children to access short term support post-crisis while they wait to access longer term care in the community. This can lead to multiple representations to the ED.

Lismore Base Hospital are aiming to reduce the number of children (0-17 years old) representing to the ED requiring mental health assessments by 50% by improving their ED aftercare.

As part of this they started the provision of the ‘Gold Card Clinic’ for children to access 0-36 hours post-admission.

This clinic uses an evidence-based short intervention crisis treatment model focused on:

  • psychological safety and care planning,
  • brief interventions with structured goal setting,
  • and connecting with families and carers

About the Presenter:
Dr Elizabeth Tovey
Clinical Director Kamala and Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Lismore Base Hospital
Northern NSW Local Health District

 

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