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05 Dec 2022

We’re excited to introduce several Learning Health Networks (LHNs) to bring clinicians, people with lived experience, academics, data experts, and improvement specialists together to improve clinical care and patient outcomes.  

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  • Patient experience and outcomes
  • Quality/safety improvement
03 Nov 2022

Safer Care Victoria was recently notified of 5 adverse events where incorrect tubing had been connected to a mechanical infusion pump, resulting in an anaesthetic agent being administered at a higher rate than intended. 

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  • Patient experience and outcomes
26 Oct 2022

Adj Professor Stephen Cornelissen, Australian Red Cross Lifeblood Chief Executive, advised that there have been material increases in demand for blood products at levels not seen in many years.

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  • Patient experience and outcomes
20 Sep 2022

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
02 Jun 2022
  • Patient experience and outcomes
02 Jun 2022

Sleep disruption or insomnia is a debilitating problem for 30 per cent of the population. In hospitals, insomnia can seriously disrupt operations, which is why patients are being prescribed sedation medications to help them get a good night’s sleep.

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  • Patient experience and outcomes
25 Jan 2022

We are inviting expressions of interest from people living with heart failure who have had a hospital admission in Victoria in the last 3 years, or their carer or family member. 

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  • Patient experience and outcomes
05 May 2021

During Patient Experience week last week, the Victorian Agency for Health Information (VAHI), in partnership with Safer Care Victoria (SCV) and the Department of Health (the Department), hosted a webinar to support the recent release of the... Read more...

  • Patient experience and outcomes
05 May 2021

Men who have been treated for prostate cancer in Victoria can now compare their experiences with thousands of Victorian men who have survived the disease via a new resource.

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  • Patient experience and outcomes
13 Apr 2021

Background

As there is no public announcement system at Benalla Health, the current alert system involves activation of an ‘emergency’ call buzzer for all levels of deterioration. Therefore, the current alert system cannot differentiate between a code blue and a rapid response call.

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  • Incident response/review
  • Patient experience and outcomes
  • Quality/safety improvement