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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
25 Mar 2022
Safer Care Victoria is offering a Just Culture toolkit to improve safety culture at participating services and therefore improve patient experiences and outcomes. ... Read more...
  • Safety cultures
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
11 Oct 2021

Children and adolescents with a post-COVID-19 systemic hyperinflammatory syndrome have been reported in Victoria and NSW in association with the current Delta variant.

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  • Clinical/acute care
  • Incident response/review
01 Sep 2021

A new Sentinel Events Portal will make it much easier for Vict

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  • Incident response/review
12 Jul 2021

This medication safety alert has been issued to provide information on potential safety issues.

Health services and clinicians should undertake a risk assessment to determine the impact and relevance of this information and the response required.

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  • Incident response/review