Clinical Governance Committees
The role of the Clinical Governance Committee is to review clinical service delivery. The group provides expert, balanced and timely advice to support the provision of high quality, client-focused, evidence-based, clinical practice and service development. The committee reviews clinical policies, procedures, and risk mitigation, and provides clinical advice, guidance, and education in relation to services offered by At Home Care.
The Clinical Governance Committee is chaired by At Home Care’s Head of Nursing and Care, Dee Donachie (RN) with support from her deputy, Clinical Nurse Manager, Tanya Woodward (RN) and clinical oversight by our Clinical Medical Director, Associate Professor Gerard Hardisty. The committee meets six monthly or more regularly if required.
At Home Care Reference Group
The At Home Care Reference Group brings together representatives from the community to meet six-monthly and provide input and advice to the At Home Care Board. The group ensures At Home Care is continually looking at ways to improve our service and assist in the promotion of a culture of inclusion and rights for people living with a disability.
The Reference Group is comprised of Leanne Pearman, Joint CEO WA Individualised Services (WAIS), Jill Mason, Independent Disability Consultant, Richard Wright, Client Representative, Jon Morris, At Home Care Managing Director and Tony Edwardes, At Home Care Quality, Compliance and Risk Manager.
Quality Assurance Panel for the Authorisation of Restrictive Practices
The purpose of the Quality Assurance Panel is to ensure any Restricted Practices are implemented in line with the Authorisation of Restrictive Practices in Funded Disability Services Policy and Procedural Guidelines, as issued by the Department of Communities – Disability Services.
Restricted Practices can only be used as a last resort in response to a risk of harm, and only after the exploration and application of other evidence-based, person-centred and proactive strategies.
The Quality Assurance Panel is comprised of At Home Care’s Head of Nursing and Care, Dee Donachie (RN), Clinical Medical Director, Associate Professor Gerard Hardisty, Tony Edwardes, Quality, Compliance and Risk Manager, and Ian Burns, Client Engagement Manager.
From 1 May 2021 the group will also include an independent NDIS Behaviour Support Practitioner in line with the Department of Communities Policy.