NSCCHS Patches Up Wound Care with Minitab
Serving a population of more than 1 million across northern Sydney, the Northern Sydney Central Coast Health Service (NSCCHS) understands the importance of quality health care. With an estimated 270,000 Australians currently suffering from a chronic wound—one that takes longer than three months to heal, or that doesn’t heal predictably—maintaining a high quality of life for these patients during treatment is a primary goal of the NSCCHS. Wound care is a high-volume activity at NSCCHS’s eleven major facilities and system officials knew that treating wounds often involves high costs and high risks. If a facility provided care that wasn’t sufficient, patients could be more likely to suffer infections, delayed healing, preventable pain and reduced quality of life.