A long shot of a colourful waiting room and childrens playroom. A man and a woman sit while feeding babies, and three young children play with wall mounted activities.

Projects needing support through Grants

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 projectLocationDescriptionGrant value
AGED CARE
Virtual forest – sensory experienceSheppartonPurchase 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 theatreParkvilleRenovate a space within the home to include purchase of theatre equipment, sound system, blinds and motorised curtain$30,000
Electro plus duet wheelchair bicycle tandemRosebudPurchase 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 instrumentsColacPurchase of musical instruments for residents who are not mobile to partake in activities$3,400
HEALTH SERVICES
Koori birthing suiteMercy Hospital for WomenCommissioned aboriginal artwork from an indigenous artist in one of the birthing suites$15,000
Transcutaneous bilirubin measurement monitor x 14Postnatal wards and domiciliary services – Mercy Hospital for Women & Werribee Mercy HospitalPurchase 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 disorderMental Health – Werribee Mercy HospitalTrial a comprehensive dialectical behavior therapy program with monitoring of treatment efficiency and service benefit$75,000
Improving patient access to best pressure care managementOccupational therapy – Werribee Mercy hospitalPurchase 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 sectionBirthing services – Mercy Hospital for Women & Werribee Mercy HospitalSeeking 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.

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