Meeting short-term health needs outside of a hospital

Jurisdiction: Northern Territory

How can we use available technologies to support people’s health needs and stay out of hospital?

There is ever increasing pressure on hospital Emergency Departments. Some hospitals have a GP service on site to try and reduce this pressure for those people with minor ailments, however this is not the only solution.

In addition, during the recent pandemic, it was important to minimise the number of people coming to hospitals to reduce risks related to COVID infection.

What technology options could enable people to manage their health and wellness without attending a hospital?

Entry: Challenge entry is available to all teams in Australia.

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