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17 Jun 2022

In February 2021, we published Best Care guidance on 26 elective surgery procedures.

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  • Innovation and improvement
03 Jun 2022

SCV’s Mental Health Improvement Program is recruiting a Clinical Lead to support the Safety for all: Towards elimination of restrictive practices - Breakthrough Series Collaborative.  

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  • Mental health
02 Jun 2022
  • Patient experience and outcomes
02 Jun 2022

In a highly anticipated breakout session at Giant Steps 22 on Thursday afternoon, Jo Rench, Manager of Psychology at Austin Hospital, outlined three variations of positive psychology programs carried out at Austin Health to improve worker... Read more...

  • Mental health
02 Jun 2022

Sleep disruption or insomnia is a debilitating problem for 30 per cent of the population. In hospitals, insomnia can seriously disrupt operations, which is why patients are being prescribed sedation medications to help them get a good night’s sleep.

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  • Patient experience and outcomes
02 Jun 2022

We’ve heard about how powerful partnering and co-design are in driving real change – but where do we start? And how do we do it well?

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  • Consumer engagement
25 May 2022

Children in the Emergency Department (ED) deteriorate unexpectedly. Paediatric sentinel events and coroners’ cases have recurring themes related to parent/carers' inability to effectively escalate their concerns about their child's deterioration whilst in the ED.

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  • Paediatric
16 May 2022

We are seeking input from lived experience consumers as well as the health sector to provide feedback on our new draft guidance for the removal of gallbladder during bariatric surgery before 5 June 2022.

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  • Quality/safety improvement
05 May 2022

Ensuring early intervention and preventative care programs focus on improving outcomes for priority maternal and child populations is a key recommendation in the latest maternity and childhood data report.

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  • Incident response/review
  • Maternity and newborn
  • Paediatric
04 May 2022

Heart failure is a chronic, progressive condition that reduces the heart’s capacity to pump blood around the body. More than 100,000 Australians a year are affected (Australian Institute for Health and Welfare 2021), and it has a 50-75% mortality rate within five years of diagnosis.

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  • Cardiac