Applications for the
NSW Health Sustainable Futures Innovation Fund closed on Friday 10 February 2023.
The NSW Health Sustainable Futures Innovation Fund will support staff-led innovation projects that improve patient care and reduce our environmental footprint (either in emissions or waste).
The NSW Health Sustainable Futures Innovation Fund provides funding to staff employed within local health districts, specialty health networks, pillar or support organisations.
The Fund is designed to build sustainable innovation capability and accelerate innovation projects that improve patient care and reduce our environmental footprint (either in emissions or waste).
A NSW Health employee of a host organisation within the health system must lead the project.
Applications closed on
Friday 10 February 2023.
All complete applications were reviewed by the Expert Review Panel.
There are specific priority areas for the fund. Applications must address one of the priority areas:
South Western Sydney Local Health District - A glove reduction pilot project empowering staff to strengthen hand hygiene practices and limit waste from unnecessary non-sterile glove use.
Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District - A pilot project to improve antimicrobial prescribing through intravenous (IV) antimicrobial therapy, reducing waste and carbon emissions.
Mid North Coast Local Health District - A pilot vegetable garden and outdoor play area for Port Macquarie mental health consumers.
Sydney Children's Hospitals Network - A pilot project auditing the use and leakage of nitrous oxide at a large tertiary children's hospital.
Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network - A pilot project for more environmentally sustainable transport (e-cart) options to deliver clinical goods across the Long Bay complex.
Individuals may apply for funding for more than one innovation project. Each application must be endorsed by the Chief Executive of the Host Organisation. A maximum of five projects may be submitted by each Host Organisation.
Yes, the applicant must be an employee of a NSW Health organisation that is either part of a local health district, specialty network, pillar or support organisations. The applicant should be employed by NSW Health for the duration of the project.
Host organisations for fund projects must be one of the following:
No, do not submit two applications. Identify one lead host organisation and submit the application with the other host organisation as a partner organisation.
Decisions regarding choice of host organisation will depend on the nature of the innovation project and the setting for practice change. Where the project will be conducted in more than one local health district, the host organisation should be the local health district that is driving the innovation project. Partner organisations should be those local health districts that are enabling the project.
A maximum budget of $30,000 is permitted.
Innovation funding will be provided to the host organisation from March 2023. The funds must be spent by 30 June 2023.
There is one funding option available for the fund:
Budget supplementation. This will be provided directly to the organisation. The funds must be spent by 30 June 2023 and cannot be rolled over. The NSW Ministry of Health will not be able to provide assistance in rolling over funds between financial years.
There are specific priority areas for the fund. Applications must address one of the following priority areas:
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