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The purpose of the assignment is to enable you to ‘scope’ your professional practice context and identify the factors that impact on and challenge your practice area. Work through the following questions collating your data as you go as this will form the basis for your written report.
The Prince Charles Hospital (TPCH)
A. Where is your organization situated? Is it in a metropolitan, regional, rural or isolated area? TPCH is a metropolitan teaching hospital located in Brisbane north.
B. What type of health care does the organization provide? Is it acute medical-surgical, a specialty area, aged care, community health, clinical education, mental health, emergency or acute care? TPCH is a major tertiary healthcare hospital providing access to emergency medicine, cardiovascular medicine, cardiothoracic surgery, thoracic medicine, orthopaedic surgery, general surgery, geriatric medicine and rehabilitation, and mental health.
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C. Who accesses your services? Can you find more updated data?
According to MNHS districts population profile (2006). Census data of estimated resident populations. The District is grouped into nine planning localities based on catchment suburbs for each primary health and community health service care coordination teams.
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D. What are the Vision and Mission statements of your organisation?
Mission statement – As a recognised teaching hospital, TPCH provides Specialist healthcare to Northern Brisbane. Access to Queenslanders to advanced healthcare, technology and research in Heart and Lung, Joint Replacement, Care for the older person and Mental Health.
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Vision – Changing the face of health care through compassion, commitment, innovation and connection.
E. Does your organisation have clearly articulated values and/or guiding principles which set the standards for the organisation? Yes, see below.
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External environment scan:
Conduct a SPELT analysis using Table 6.3 from the reading by Berends, L., Crinall, K. (2014) Management and practice in health and human service organisations. Australia, Oxford University Press, pp. 118-141.
F. Include both current and long term perspectives where possible.