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Clinical Services

We provide outreach clinical services to those who are housebound or residing in residential aged care facilities and disability homes.

Training and Consultancy Services

We provide health care consultancy services with a focus on leadership, quality and patient safety improvement.

Aged Care Royal Commission

Prestantia Health's Dr. Paresh Dawda provided evidence today at the Aged Care Royal Commission.

He was asked questions about many aspects of aged care and health. He discussed fit for purpose funding models to improve healthcare for those in residential aged care, the value of teamwork and need for multi-disciplinary teams, value-based approaches to providing healthcare for elderly, the integration of care including record systems.

His statement can be reviewed at https://agedcare.royalcommission.gov.au/hearings/Pages/hearings/2019/public-hearings-9-13-december-2019.aspx

Calvary Health Care Clinical Council

Dr. Paresh Dawda has been appointed to the Clinical Council for Calvary Health.  Calvary Health is a not for profit healthcare organisation with a mission to provide quality, compassionate healthcare to the most vulnerable, including those reaching the end of their life.  This is a privileged advisory position supporting an organisation delivering hospital, community and aged care services.

Trial of Video Conferencing

Having identified an opportunity to trial video conferencing offered by a Commonwealth Government Department of Health initiative we are pleased to soon begin video conferencing for health consultations.  We are grateful to Capital Health Network who facilitated the approach to the Commonwealth.

We will be piloting this across four Residential Aged Care Facilities for urgent clinical issues only.  We are very excited by this initiative which supports all of our values of Excellence, Equity, Collaboration and Innovation.

A presentation by our pharmacist on Chronic Pain to staff at a residential aged care facility

Our practice pharmacist, Nicole McDerby, with our GP, Dr Paresh Dawda, are leading a quality improvement project addressing the management of patients with chronic pain in residential aged care. A key aspect of this project is the production of a comprehensive document contributing to the care plan held by the residential aged care facility. Nicole delivered a presentation to one of the facilities as part of their staff’s in service training on the managing chronic pain in residential aged care.

Quality Improvement - Chronic Pain Management in Residential Aged Care

Our team are currently undertaking a quality improvement project aimed at improving chronic pain management for our patients in residential aged care. This complex condition is challenging to manage and requires effective collaboration and expertise from multiple health care professionals.

Voting and patients with dementia

The Australian Electoral Commission has a form for those who are unable to vote on the ground of dementia.  This form needs to be completed by a member of the family/Enduring Power of Attorney.    Once complete the doctor needs to confirm that the patient is unable to vote.  You can email the form to us at clinical@prestantiahealth.com.

Integrated Care and Palliative Services

Paresh Dawda will be presenting on integrated care at Clair Holland House.  A copy of the presentation is below.

He discusses the definitions of integrated care and the need to focus on a person-centred approach.  He discusses the different lenses through which integrated care may be seen, how a self-assessment may be undertaken, a case study of an integrated palliative care service from the UK and ends with sharing lessons on integrated care.

 

Our Team

Dr Paresh Dawda
Principal and Director
Dr Paresh Dawda
Principal and Director

Dr (Adjunct Professor) Paresh Dawda is a General Medical Practitioner, academic and researcher with expertise in clinical leadership, quality and patient safety improvement.

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Heema Dawda
Business Director
Heema Dawda
Business Director

Trained and qualified in the United Kingdom, Heema is a fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants.

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Dr Helen Steinke
General Medical Practitioner
Dr Helen Steinke
General Medical Practitioner

Dr Helen Steinke born in rural New South Wales and upon finishing school completed her Registered Nurses training at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney.

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Dr Nikolai (Nik) Manassiev
General Medical Practitioner
Dr Nikolai (Nik) Manassiev
General Medical Practitioner

Nik obtained his medical degree from the University of Varna, Varna, Bulgaria.

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Dr Ren Poh
General Medical Practitioner
Dr Ren Poh
General Medical Practitioner

Dr. Ren Poh graduated from Monash University and obtained his fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners through his training in Tasmania.

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Maya Dawda
Administration and Data Support Assistant
Maya Dawda
Administration and Data Support Assistant

Maya provides assistance with administrative tasks within the company and is a university student at the Australian National University, Canberra.

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Nicole McDerby​
Practice Pharmacist
Nicole McDerby​
Practice Pharmacist

Nikki is a registered pharmacist, accredited in home medicines reviews and residential medication reviews.

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Sushank Paliwal
Clinical Data Administrator
Sushank Paliwal
Clinical Data Administrator

Sushank is currently studying Medicine at Bond University.

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Rina Glucina
Nurse Practitioner
Rina Glucina
Nurse Practitioner

A Nurse Practitioner is qualified to diagnose medical problems, perform certain procedures, prescribe medications and make referrals for a wide range of conditions within their scope of practice.

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Angelene True
Principal Consultant
Angelene True
Principal Consultant

Angelene is an experienced executive and human service system leader who is passionate about adding value to public, private and not for profit sectors.

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Joanne Dean
Nurse Practitioner
Joanne Dean
Nurse Practitioner

Joanne is an endorsed nurse practitioner whose scope of practice includes aged care and continence.

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Prestantia Health

Suite 83
2 Endeavour House
Captain Cook Crescent
Manuka ACT 2603

T: 02 6113 0188
F: 02 6147 0311
contact@prestantiahealth.com

Prestantia Health

Forde Suites
1st Floor (Units 8-10)
26 Francis Forde Boulevard
Forde, ACT 2914

T: 02 6113 0188
F: 02 6147 0311
contact@prestantiahealth.com