ANZHFR TAS Hip Fest 2019

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Launceston Clinical School

Northern Integrated Care Service

41 Frankland Street

Launceston, TAS 7250


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The Australian & New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry (ANZHFR) is a bi-national audit of hip fracture care and

The Festival will offer a forum to learn from each other and highlight examples of best practice. This will be a forum to identify issues and find solutions that are common across hospitals to help drive improvement in hip fracture care.


  • Learn from existing practice to improve care for your hip fracture patients

  • Provide an opportunity to network with others to share ideas on improving hip fracture care

  • Reflect on your current practice and identify ways to improve the care provided

  • Update you on developments in hip fracture care

  • Generate strategies for improving care at your hospital


Free to attend. Please register by Sunday 24th March 2019

For more information, please contact:

Karen Lee

ANZHFR Project Officer


Who should attend

Anyone involved in providing care to older people who have broken their hip.

· Medical doctors- orthopaedic surgeons, geriatric medicine/ general physicians, ED consultants, anaesthetists, rehabilitation consultants, general practitioners

· Nurses: ED, surgical, orthopaedic, medical, rehabilitation, aged care and community

· Allied Health: physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dieticians, pharmacists, exercise physiologists etc

· Health and hospital executives

TAS Hip Fest Draft Program

Please note the draft program is subject to change. The final program will be emailed to the attendees before the event.

8.00 am Registration

08.30 am Welcome

Session 1 Clinical Care Standards- The Journey through Acute Care

08.50 am An ED perspective of Hip Fracture Care

Dr Sangeeth Mohan, Emergency Department Consultant, Launceston General Hospital

09.05 am To Operate or Not? Anaesthesia, Complications in Elderly and Pain Management.

Dr Stuart Day, Consultant Anaesthetist, Launceston General Hospital

09.20 am Considerations for Surgical Treatment of Femoral Neck Fractures

Mr Per Prisell, Orthopaedic Staff Specialist, North West Regional Hospital

09.35 am An Orthogeriatric Model of Care

Dr Anand Kumar, Geriatrician, Royal Hobart Hospital

09.50 am Early Mobilisation Following Hip Fracture Surgery

Mr Michael Munt, Physiotherapist, Royal Hobart Hospital

10.05 am Panel Discussion

10.30am Morning Tea

Session 2 The Bigger Picture

11.00 am ANZHFR Background- where did we come from and how did we get here?

Professor Ian Harris, ANZHFR Co-chair, Orthopaedic Surgeon

11.15 am TAS experience - Introduction and Background to Hip Fracture Care

Dr Jonathan Mulford, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Launceston General Hospital

11.30 am An Ideal Model of Hip Fracture Care

Professor Jacqueline Close, ANZHFR Co-chair, Geriatrician

11.45 am ANZHFR Database

Mr Stewart Fleming, Webmaster, ANZHFR

12.00 pm Panel Discussion

12.30 pm Lunch

Session 3 Workshops

1.15 pm Brainstorm and find solutions to issues that are common across TAS hospitals.

Feedback to the group and work on actions to take back to your hospital.

1. Model of Care and Hip Fracture Pathway

2. How to utilise ANZHFR data to drive change at your hospital

3.30 pm Close program


Room 205, Level 2

Launceston Clinical School

41 Frankland St

Launceston TAS 7250

Entrance to the Launceston Clinical School is via the NICS ground floor main entrance, off Frankland Street.

Please take lift or stair access to level 2. Launceston Clinical School reception is on the right hand side of the foyer after you exit the lifts.


Parking is available under the NICS building or in any of Launceston General Hospital’s public carparks. Fees apply 24 hours. If parking under NICS building, take the lift to level 2.

Please click here for the latest changes to parking at Launceston General Hospital.

From Monday, 5 February 2018 there will be a new entrance to the Launceston General Hospital (LGH) Charles Street car park. The new entry is on Howick Street, opposite the Cancer Council building.

Limited on street parking is available on Frankland and Charles Streets (free, 2-hour limit until 6pm)

Public Transport

Bus: The following transit lines have routes that pass near Launceston General Hospital - Bus: 10, 233, 76, 60, 78. For further information, see


For more information, please contact:

Karen Lee

ANZHFR Project Officer


Please note:

By registering for the Hip Fest, you will receive the ANZHFR Newsletter. ANZHFR will not disclose your personal information to anybody else. You may opt out of receiving this communication by following instructions in any email we send.

Photographs taken at this event may be published by ANZHFR for promotion, education or research purposes. If you do not wish your photograph to be taken please notify Elizabeth Armstrong, AHFR manager or Karen Lee.

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