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The Albury Wodonga region colonoscopy recall is now complete, with our organisation identifying, contacting, reviewing and supporting close to 2,000 patients during the process.  

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  • Incident response/review

We’re excited to share our next strategic plan that will guide us over the next 3 years in providing a safer healthcare system for all Victorians.

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  • Governance/leadership

Since the commencement of the Health Legislation Amendment (Quality and Safety) Act 2022, questions have arisen around the potential overlap of the Health Services Act 1988 (Vic)(HS Act) and the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OHS Act). 

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Safety culture is an organisational culture that places a high level of importance on safety beliefs, values, attitudes, and practices. A powerful predictor of patient harm, it plays a pivotal role in shaping the quality of care in healthcare systems. 

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  • Safety cultures

Who are we looking for? 

We're seeking consumers to join our working group who have:

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  • Consumer engagement

In August 2023, we announced the Safer Care for Kids project.

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  • Paediatric

We are committed to updating our maternity and neonatal eHandbooks as a priority project. Over the next 12 months, we will systematically update over 100 guidance items using the highest level of evidence available or by expert consensus agreement, where evidence is lacking. 

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  • Maternity/neonatal

Recently published evidence has demonstrated that tight blood pressure targets in pregnancy are associated with improved maternal outcomes and are not associated with increased risk for the unborn baby.

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  • Maternity/neonatal

In 2021-22, we saw an increase in sentinel events related to patient deterioration, particularly in children and young people.

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  • Quality/safety improvement

We're developing an all-purpose resource for clinicians to provide to patients having planned surgery (also known as elective surgery). This work is part of the Surgery Recovery and Reform program aimed at... Read more...

  • Patient experience and outcomes