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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
10 May 2021
Breast implant associated-anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) is a very rare form of cancer. Read information for people with breast implants, considering the procedure, and for GPs and surgeons.... Read more...
  • Clinical/acute care
24 Aug 2020
Important information on use of BYD N95 respirators and NIOSH approval... Read more...
  • Clinical/acute care
24 Jun 2020

Past patients from a private skin cancer clinic in Bendigo are being urged to contact a public hotline, following concerns over diagnosis and treatment details.

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  • Clinical/acute care
08 Jul 2019
Safer Care Victoria has been notified of an unexpectedly high number of cases of Ogilvie’s syndrome in women after caesarean section. ... Read more...
  • Clinical/acute care
  • Incident response/review
  • Maternity and newborn
17 Apr 2019
SCV has become aware of the risk of under dosing when administering  low volume intermittent intravenous therapy.... Read more...
  • Clinical/acute care
  • Incident response/review
04 Apr 2019

Immediate actions for health services

The TGA has issued a product defect correction for the Ethicon ILS circular staplers.

If your service is using Ethicon ILS circular staplers, you should:

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  • Clinical/acute care
15 Mar 2019
The enFlow fluid warming system disposable cartridge has been recalled by the TGA.... Read more...
  • Clinical/acute care
08 Mar 2019
This alert is to remind emergency and urgent care clinicians of the risks around e-cigarettes.... Read more...
  • Clinical/acute care
07 Feb 2019
Please be aware of a recent fire at a health service involving a mobile medical record computer that was powered by two lithium batteries. ... Read more...
  • Clinical/acute care