Panel - Lessons Learnt from implementation of ceiling hoists

Panel - Lessons Learnt from implementation of ceiling hoists

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June 03, 2014 10:25am

The Prince Charles Hospital Ceiling Hoist Journey 

This presentation will outline the installation of ceiling hoists at The Prince Charles Hospital between 2003 and 2013.

It will give an insight into the journey of ceiling hoist installation, how decisions were prioritised in choosing which type/model of ceiling hoist system, room design and how the installation process went.   The session will highlight:

  • The clinical benefits of ceiling hoist
  • The advantages and disadvantages
  • Criteria around maintenance
  • Injury reduction
  • Summary of lessons learnt
  • Guidance for facilities that are considering ceiling hoist installation

Presenter: Antoinet Staneke:

Antoinet is employed within The Prince Charles Hospital/ Quality Effectiveness Support Team (QuEST) as an Enrolled Nurse Advanced Practice.

QuEST provides clinical expertise and quality risk management in the coordination, maintenance, evaluation and education of high use medical equipment, care of the bariatric patient, intravenous medication safety, pressure injury prevention, falls prevention and management within The Prince Charles Hospital (TPCH)

A significant focus of Antoinet’s role within the QuEST is the coordination of equipment, the data base, care of the bariatric patient and the management of hoists and slings within TPCH.

She is one of the Patient Handling Lead trainers of TPCH, is a member of the Workplace Health and Safety Queensland Ceiling Hoist Reference Group, and is a member and facilitator of the TPCH Bariatric Management Working Group.

The new Gold Coast University Hospital ceiling track experience: Installation of ceilling tracks to 220 rooms.

Presenter: Simone Eggers

Simone is a Physiotherapist with 18 years experience in Australia, UK, Ireland and Bermuda!  She has been a Manual Handling and Ergonomics Coordinator for the Gold Coast Health Service (Queensland Health) for the past 7 years. 

To cope with high predicted growth in the region this service just transitioned into a 750 bed, brand new Gold Coast University Hospital in September 2013. The new design saw them move from zero to 220 ceiling hoist tracks. 13 of these ceiling hoists can take 500kg patients.

After many years of Physiotherapy private practice and public health roles, here and abroad, she was happily drawn to manual handling as way of preventing injuries on a larger scale.  She has lectured at Bond University School of Physiotherapy in manual handling.

Blue Care residential care unit installation of ceiling tracks to 128 rooms

Labrador Gardens is an architecturally designed facility catering for high and low care needs. The facility was the winner of the Master Builders’ Gold Coast Project of the Year in 2009. It has track for ceiling hoist in 128 of the rooms which was installed during construction. The facility was opened in 2009 and was the first within the organisation purpose built for ceiling hoist use. Since Labrador gardens, one other facility with total ceiling hoist capability has been constructed and opened and others are planned.

Presenter: Myrill Stewart

Myrill is a registered Nurse with an extensive background in Health Education. She has a master’s degree in Nursing and qualifications in education, training and management. Myrill has lectured at Griffith University School of Nursing and previously held a position as Regional Staff Development Manager at Blue Care.

Currently Myrill is the Residential Service Manager at Labrador Gardens Aged Care Facility, a 160 bed facility operated by Blue Care. Myrill has over 30 years aged care experience with Blue Care and she is passionate about resident care.