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Princess Alexandra Hospital leading the way in delivering world class healthcare


Technology is revolutionising the speed and accuracy of patient care at the Princess Alexandra hospital thanks to the Palaszczuk Government’s rollout of the digital hospital framework.


State Member for Greenslopes Joe Kelly recently asked the Minister for Health Steven Miles about the impact the digital hospital program had on patient outcomes.


Joe seeing the Digital Hospital at work

“I was astounded by the results,” Joe Kelly said.


“As a nurse, I share a keen interest in the area of health and the preventive measures implemented in hospitals.


“A 56.3 per cent decrease in pressure sores and 37 per cent decrease in infections is a fantastic result.


“The Princess Alexandra Hospital is leading the way in hospital innovation, and the Palaszczuk Government is at the forefront of delivering better care to the people of Queensland in the area of health.” Mr Kelly said.


The digital hospital program is seeing significant safety gains, as well as more available bed days to meet growing demand.


Joe Kelly said that the digital hospital is “without doubt, the future of hospitals in Australia.


“In reducing the risk of human error, nurses, doctors and other allied health workers are able to respond more rapidly.


“Revolutionising the way patient medical records are stored and shared within the hospital this way, ensures clinical staff have faster access to information and can spend more time looking after patients to provide better service and get people home faster” said Mr Kelly.


Joe has recently written to the healthcare professionals in his electorate informing them of the outcomes from the implementation of the digital hospital program.


He has offered a tour for healthcare professionals to visit the digital hospital to see how the system is reducing errors, improving patient outcomes and reducing the overall costs of hospital stays.


“Innovation in public health such as this can only be supported by significant Government investment which is why the Palaszczuk Government is investing a record of more than $17 billion this year to build upon these productive changes and ensure our health system delivers world class healthcare.”

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