Healthscope

The partnership between Healthscope and La Trobe University is developing world-class, evidence-based services to improve health, safety and the patient experience.

It is supported by exceptional consumer engagement, clinical education and training for students and clinicians.

And it embraces La Trobe University and Healthscope’s shared values: to provide the highest standard of healthcare; to work together to achieve goals; to be creative and visionary; and to make responsible decisions with a balanced focus on financial security and service excellence.

About Healthscope

Healthscope is committed to delivering high quality evidence-based healthcare to improve patient outcomes and reduce unwanted variability in care.

It is a leading provider of private healthcare services in Australia with 43 private hospitals nationwide, 18,000 employees, and 15,000 accredited medical practitioners. Healthscope’s portfolio includes acute hospitals, mental health facilities, community outreach and rehabilitation hospitals.

Healthscope hospitals are fully accredited by the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards, a mandatory set of standards established by the Australian Government for all public and private hospitals. Hospitals are measured against criteria including patient-centred care, medication management, clinical handover, infection prevention and staff education.

Healthscope supports transparent reporting of healthcare data. To provide consumers with information about performance, its website features data measuring the quality and safety of its hospitals.

Research

The research partnership between Healthscope and La Trobe University aims to improve the patient experience, patient outcomes, healthcare quality and safety, and to achieve best practice in service provision.

The partnership builds capability and capacity in the workforce. Healthscope and La Trobe University co-partner with consumers and stakeholders in research that is quickly translated to the clinical setting, to the immediate benefit of patients, families and the healthcare workforce.

The research team's programs encompass:

Education

The research partnership between Healthscope and La Trobe University provides clinical education placements for allied health and nursing students across acute hospitals, rehabilitation centres and mental health settings.

Each year Healthscope hosts hundreds of La Trobe students on clinical placement across ten sites. Disciplines include nursing, social work, physiotherapy, speech pathology, occupational therapy and health information management.

Clinical education is a key component of preparing students to become work-ready graduates that serve the health sector and our communities. La Trobe collaborates closely with Healthscope partners to ensure students receive quality professional learning experiences that complement critical teaching content, integrate theory with application and ensure students gain essential working knowledge of current industry practice.

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