Search begins for Patient Friendly Initiatives

Monday 18 May 2020

A new grant round being funded by the RBWH Foundation is seeking innovative projects to make hospital visits more patient and visitor friendly.
The RBWH Foundation is providing $50,000 for the 2020-21 Patient Friendly Initiatives grants and applications close Friday May 29.

Previous projects, in conjunction with the RBWH Patient Friendly Committee, include:

• Establishment of the Hospital’s Pet Friendly Area for visits by furry best friends
• The Stairwell Project’s live music sessions
• Sound equipment and a Spotify account for the Hospital’s front foyer

Criteria for funding for Patient Friendly Initiatives:

• Would not otherwise be funded more appropriately operationally, or from research and education funding sources
• High impact/reach of patient and visitors

The Patient Friendly Committee:

• Oversee environmental audits and make recommendations to improve environment based on evidence-based principles for elderly/dementia friendly environments
• Oversee elderly/ dementia friendly design principles for RBWH
• Engage with patients/visitors and staff regarding improvements to make hospital more patient and visitor friendly
• Makes recommendations to Executive for purchase related to the purpose of the group

To apply, click here

For more information, contact
Leah Svenson
Executive Support Officer,
RBWH Research Services
Ph: (07) 3646 0245