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Safer Care Victoria

Date & Time

Online and In person event:

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)
College Of Surgeons Gardens, 250/290 Spring St, East Melbourne VIC 3002, Australia


For this event, we are trying a different approach to collaboratively explore and understand an evident decrease in staff perception of safety culture since the onset of the pandemic. Our aim is to identify potential levers for change that will support safety culture improvement in the Victorian healthcare system.

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, pandemic prevention has become a priority for staff in Victorian health services and around the world. As we transition out of the acute COVID-19 response phase, we are seeing some improvement in areas relating to patient outcomes and patient satisfaction, however the way staff are reporting about on safety cultures in their organisations is, alarmingly, continuing to fall.

Safety culture is strongly linked to patient safety outcomes. Safety culture is defined as the values, beliefs, and norms that are shared by healthcare practitioners and other staff throughout the organisation as they relate to patient safety, which influences their actions and behaviours.

Who should attend?

Quality and safety leaders, executives, directors, and managers from public and private health services

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