|Title:||Elective Services Reform Program|
|Document ID:||Operational Directive OD 0424/13|
|Date of issue:||Thursday, 21 March 2013|
|Status:||NO LONGER APPLICABLE|
|Description:||This OD revises the Elective Service Reform Program OD that commenced on 1 January 2012. This Program will be led by the Health System Improvement Unit. The Program will work with Health Services and hospitals to implement a number of reform projects for outpatient and elective surgery services, in line with the Clinical Service Framework 2010 and National Partnership Agreement 2010-2014 Projects.|
|Applicable to:||Statewide – Health Services and Hospitals|
|Period of effect:||from 4 February 2013 to 30 June 2015|
|Authorised by:||Kim Snowball, Director General, Department of Health WA, 18-Mar-2013|
|Print version:||View print version|
Elective Services Reform Program
The Operational Directive is to inform Health Services of the Elective Services Reform Program (ESRP). The Program brings together four discrete but related projects which will reform and redesign elective services and the planned patient care pathway. It will be coordinated and monitored by the Health System Improvement Unit (HSIU) Department of Health under the direction of the Operational Director Innovation and Health System Reform Division (I&HSR).
The projects are underpinned by government policies that direct the reform of health service delivery in Western Australia. The policies include: The WA Health Clinical Services Framework 2010-2020 (CSF 2010); the WA State Health Infrastructure Plan and the National Partnership Agreement – Improving services in Public Hospitals 2010-2016 (NPA).
The ESRP brings together several governance structures into a single initiative designed to oversee the implementation of aspects of broader government policies. Thus the ESRP will report:
The HSIU will ensure that the specific policy and the broad plans required to achieve the objectives of the Program over the next 2 years are developed and implemented. It will consult with all sectors of the health system including, General Practitioners, Health Services, hospitals and clinicians.
The four projects under the ESRP umbrella are:-
The Elective Services Reform Program commenced as of 1 January 2012 and will be rolled out over the next 3 years.
All Health Services, Department of Health staff and clinical managers involved in elective services should be aware of the Elective Services Reform Program.
This circular last updated: Thursday, 21 March 2013 at 2:05pm