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20 Sep 2022

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
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
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
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
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
03 Sep 2020
Cases of PIMS-TS - a novel post-infectious systemic hyperinflammatory syndrome - have been reported in children in Victoria... Read more...
  • Paediatric
  • Emergency care
05 Feb 2020

Tonsillectomy is one of the most common childhood surgeries and is usually performed to treat snoring, obstructive sleep apnoea or frequent tonsillitis.

New resources are now available to help families decide whether their child needs surgery to remove their tonsils. 

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  • Paediatric