Excellence in women’s health

The excellence in women’s health award recognises initiatives that improve the health and well-being of women.

Congratulations to Dr Alice Stewart, A/Prof Ryan Hodges, A/Prof Charles Barfield  who were recognised for their work on, Keeping mothers and babies together: a better way of assessing sepsis risk.

Monash Health was the first health service in Victoria to implement the use of the Neonatal Early Onset Sepsis (NEOS) calculator to provide individualised sepsis risk assessment.

This keeps more well babies with their mothers rather than exposing them to unnecessary blood tests, antibiotic therapy and admission to the neonatal unit.

The ‘keeping mothers and babies together’ initiative represents the integration of best evidence, innovation and team engagement to improve the quality and safety of care that we provide to babies and their mothers.

Read about more Monash Health award winners here: https://mhinews.monashhealth.org/improving-maternal-child-and-family-health/

View the photo gallery here: https://mhinews.monashhealth.org/monash-health-awards-photo-gallery/