Communicating ims+

As Communications Officer at the Clinical Excellence Commission, I assisted the Communications Manager to develop a communications package promoting move to the new incident management system, called ims+. The communications packages, tailored to each of the individual 17 Local Health Districts (LHD) and other health facilities, were designed to support the launch of ims+ and…

SLHD HealthMatters July-August Issue32_pg1

Picturing HealthMatters the write way

I had been designing and managing the production of the SLHD HealthMatters newsletter for about six months before I started my secondment there, but with my new role as Manager Corporate Communications, I now contributed articles to it as well. The magazine is usually 16 pages long (with a bumper issue at Christmas) and is published every second month.…

CDMP rehabilitates its identity

The Chronic Disease management Program had a problem – no one knew they existed or what they did. In particular patients were not aware of the free physical rehabilitation programs that were available through the CDMP, meaning that patients which chronic diseases, who could have benefited from the program and reduce their hospital readmissions, were…

Youthblock dishes up top tucker tips

Reporting a ‘Net benefit

Here are a few stories I wrote for the SLHD online Media Centre. The communication team aimed to upload three new stories about the district to the website each week, to engage staff and the general community and promote its various events and programs. Day in a life of a midwife  This story came about…

CVS celebrates 20 years of friendship

Written work to promote projects

I worked on several design projects at SLHD, and as a way of promoting them to our staff and the general community, I wrote articles about the projects for publication on the various media channels available. The projects include: The rebranding of the Centre for Education and Workplace Development. The CEWD held a Roadshow to demonstrate to staff in…

Flu Vaccination campaign posters version 1

SLHD Flu vaccination campaign: a jab well done

Sydney Local Health District offers free flu vaccinations to all staff members every year. In 2013, influenza caused 119 admissions to intensive care units and 35 deaths in NSW. In 2014 SLHD launched a campaign to boost influenza vaccination rates among staff members. The aim was to increase the uptake of the vaccine by at…

130514_IWC_CEWD facelift gets a clean bill of health

Stories featured in local news

A major part of my role at SLHD was promoting the great programs, activities and events held throughout the district by writing stories for publication on the organisation’s website, Facebook page and the bi-monthly internal newsletter. The Communications team aimed to produce three stories a week for online publication, as well as writing stories for…

Book and movie reviews

I found these book reviews that I wrote for Education Review newspaper back in 2004, and although I’ve been trying to keep these posts in roughly chronological order my writing page is looking a little thin. These were done separate from my fulltime work as a favour for a friend of mine who was working…

eHealth NSW HPPL Project conference poster

Show and Tell conference style

I’ve done a number of conference presentation posters in the past seven years, and when I was asked to produce one for the first time, I did the usual ‘of course! no problem’ followed by a sneaky search on google find out what the hell they are. Basically, for those not in the know, some…