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22 Jul 2022

Safer Care Victoria (SCV) has been notified of several sentinel events involving the deterioration of children who have presented to Emergency Departments (EDs) across Victoria with sepsis. Review of these events has identified similar themes. 

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  • Paediatric
19 Jul 2022
We’re here to support health services to prepare and implement new obligations and protections following adverse events.... Read more...
  • Incident response/review
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
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
19 Apr 2022

Adverse patient safety events are rarely isolated to one health service and much can be learned by sharing review findings. 

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  • Incident response/review
22 Mar 2022

Going beyond blaming human error, health services are encouraged to dive deep into the contributing factors behind the most serious cases of patient harm in Victoria.

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  • Incident response/review
15 Mar 2022

With the support of Adult Retrieval Victoria, Ambulance Victoria, the Paediatric Clinical Network, Safer Care Victoria is introducing the Paediatric Critical Health Resource Information System (Paediatric CHRIS) on 16 March 2022 across Victoria.

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  • Paediatric
24 Feb 2022

Patients who are seriously harmed in hospitals will receive a genuine apology, understand what happened and why, and be part of future improvements – thanks to legislative amendments passed by Parliament yesterday.

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  • Incident response/review
21 Feb 2022

Making it easier for you to find the content you need, all information about the Victorian Agency for Health Information (VAHI) has now moved to the VAHI portal

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  • Corporate information
18 Oct 2021

Safer Care Victoria is seeking expressions of interest for the Chair of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Review Board.

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  • Corporate information