We are pleased to offer an opportunity for employees to explore project ideas that require funding within their respective areas of Mercy Health.
Mercy Health Foundation runs an innovations program across the entire Mercy Health organisation twice a year, called the ‘Project Ideas Round’.
The Project Ideas Round gives our staff an opportunity to suggest projects and programs that will improve care and services for people in need. The Foundation then seeks support from our donors, such as trusts and foundations, to help deliver these programs.
The following projects are approved and currently seeking funding contributions:
|Title of project||Location||Description||Grant value|
|Virtual forest – sensory experience||Shepparton||Purchase of gaming technology to create a sensory experience, utilising a large interactive screen, designed to immerse residents with dementia in a peaceful and enjoyable virtual environment||$4,200|
|Movie theatre||Parkville||Renovate a space within the home to include purchase of theatre equipment, sound system, blinds and motorised curtain||$30,000|
|Electro plus duet wheelchair bicycle tandem||Rosebud||Purchase of an electro plus duet wheelchair bicycle which will give staff the opportunity to take residents out of the home and integrate them within the local community||$21,000|
|Musical instruments||Colac||Purchase of musical instruments for residents who are not mobile to partake in activities||$3,400|
|Koori birthing suite||Mercy Hospital for Women||Commissioned aboriginal artwork from an indigenous artist in one of the birthing suites||$15,000|
|Transcutaneous bilirubin measurement monitor x 14||Postnatal wards and domiciliary services – Mercy Hospital for Women & Werribee Mercy Hospital||Purchase of equipment that will be non-invasive, safe, painless procedure that will aid in the management of jaundice in the neonate||$96,880|
|Dialectical behavior therapy pilot for clients with borderline personality disorder||Mental Health – Werribee Mercy Hospital||Trial a comprehensive dialectical behavior therapy program with monitoring of treatment efficiency and service benefit||$75,000|
|Improving patient access to best pressure care management||Occupational therapy – Werribee Mercy hospital||Purchase of pressure mapping equipment and training of occupational therapy team in its use to improve consistency in patient equipment prescription and management||$25,870|
|Equipment to support research looking at ways to reduce first caesarean section||Birthing services – Mercy Hospital for Women & Werribee Mercy Hospital||Seeking to target women booked at both hospitals having their first baby with a view to exploring a range of ways in which we may be able to assist through the use of non-invasive, low interventions||$23,260|
If you’d like to hear more about current innovative ideas that require funding please contact Genevieve Fitzgerald on 03 8416 7766.
Last reviewed April 3, 2018.