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Clinical lead and deterioration early warning system team recognised for their work in aged residential care

Aged residential care Patient deterioration
31 May 2024

Our aged residential care (ARC) clinical lead Julie Daltrey and the supporting deterioration early warning system (DEWS) team have recently been recognised within the ARC sector for the work relating to the DEWS. The DEWS supports staff working in ARC to recognise when a resident may be getting acutely unwell and to respond early.

In collaboration with the University of Auckland, Te Tāhū Hauora Health Quality & Safety Commission is currently conducting a feasibility study with selected ARC facilities to test the DEWS.

In March this year, at the 4th interRAI Knowledge Exchange, Julie was presented with the 2024 Emerging Researcher Award. Additionally, at the Ageing Well symposium in April, the DEWS feasibility study was selected for one of the Early Career Researcher Awards, and Julie had the opportunity to share the DEWS project with attendees. The symposium also saw the launch of the new Ageing Well book, Ka Mua Ka Muri: A decade of ageing well in Aotearoa and beyond, which also features the DEWS work (pages 24–26). Julie is pictured below (second from left) alongside other early career researchers.

If you would like to learn more about the DEWS study, please visit the Te Tāhū Hauora webpage: Deterioration Early Warning System.

Julie Daltrey (pictured second from left) alongside other early career researchers at the Ageing Well symposium in April 2024.

Ageing Well high res May 2024