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We’ve all been in a bit of a time warp through this pandemic, where days merged into each other and months seemed like years, we’re all finding it difficult to keep track of what happened and when. I’m no different.

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  • Governance/leadership

In accordance with the Health Legislation Amendment (Quality and Safety Act) 2022, Victoria’s first Chief Quality and Safety Officer (CQSO) has been appointed.

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  • Quality/safety improvement
  • Safety cultures

Open disclosure is a patient right and is a process that involves open and honest communication when harm has occurred.

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  • Consumer engagement
  • Governance/leadership
  • Incident response/review
  • Patient experience and outcomes
  • Quality/safety improvement

Establishment of our Cardiovascular learning health network (LHN) presents exciting new opportunities to work with us to improve safety and quality of healthcare and patient outcomes in Victoria. 

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  • Cardiac
  • Stroke

Safer Care Victoria is seeking expressions of interest for the Chairperson of the Victorian Perioperative Consultative Council (VPCC) for a three-year term, 2022–25. 

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  • Governance/leadership

Our organisation has grown in size and function since we were established in 2017, and we have recently revised our organisational structure to better reflect our purpose, clarify our priorities, and refresh our focus on quality and safety. 

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  • Governance/leadership

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
We’re here to support health services to prepare and implement new obligations and protections following adverse events.... Read more...
  • Incident response/review
We are seeking a new Maternity Clinical Lead to provide clinical expertise, leadership and strategic advice throughout the development, implementation and evaluation of the Maternity Learning Health Network.... Read more...
  • Maternity and newborn
We have expanded the series of Best Care guidance to include radiation post radical prostatectomy and removal of gallbladder during bariatric surgery.... Read more...
  • Innovation and improvement