The Aboriginal Wellbeing Hospital Discharge Journey booklet came from one of our Aboriginal Health Workers who had concerns about the gaps in the discharge journey for Aboriginal people in the Mid North Coast Local Health District. A plan was developed and funding was obtained from the “Big Ideas Project” to develop this cultural resource and to improve patient stay and discharge experience.
The aim was to improve the discharge journey of Aboriginal patients, families and carers from the hospitals within the Mid North Coast Local Health District. The method used was the clinical redesign process involving diagnostics, solutions, implementation and evaluation.
Since the implementation of the Aboriginal Wellbeing Hospital Discharge Journey booklet, other hospitals and local health districts developed their own versions of the booklet.