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Safer Care for Kids
We're improving health outcomes for children needing emergency care

We're Victoria's healthcare safety and improvement experts

We work with clinicians and consumers to help health services deliver better, safer healthcare to Victorians.
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Updates & Opportunities

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Patient safety

We can help you review adverse events, respond to safety risks and identify areas of improvement.

Key actions

Serious cases of patient harm or death.
Perinatal/child deaths and maternal harm/deaths.
Surgical and anaesthesia related deaths.
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What to do after an adverse event

Find an independent expert (PEER) and consumer representative for your review team.
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Victorian Perioperative Consultative Council annual report now available

The Improving care, before, during and after surgery 2021 report contains data, trends, and identified improvements in perioperative care in Victoria.
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New statutory duty of candour obligations

From November 2022, hospitals have obligations and protections around adverse events.

Quality improvement

We drive improvement through targeted projects and training, and develop best practice clinical guidance and resources.

Key actions

Hundreds of evidence-based guidelines and resources.
Learn what has worked in other health services.
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Improving mental healthcare in Victoria

Helping mental health and wellbeing services to be safer, more effective and connected.
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Clinical governance

Access tools, training and resources to help you achieve good clinical governance.
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Healthcare worker wellbeing centre

Find tools, training and resources to support you and your staff.

Our boards and councils

We support three independent bodies – two review patient death and harm in specialist fields, and the third monitors voluntary assisted dying.

Key actions

Identifies and reports on issues relating to perinatal, maternal and paediatric harm and death.
Monitors and reports on the safe operation of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act.
Reviews perioperative care to improve outcomes for patients before, during and after surgery.