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15 Feb 2021
Case study: Beechworth Health Service (BHS), like many other health services across Victoria, experienced patient falls as one of their most frequently occurring preventable patient safety incidents. ... Read more...
  • Patience experience and outcomes
15 Feb 2021

Thinking back to February 2020 as the pandemic was starting to spread around the world, we acted quickly to free up the health sector and our own agency so we were all best placed to respond to what was coming.

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  • Governance/leadership
25 Jan 2021

Maternity care, in-hospital falls and medication errors were the most commonly reported serious events that harmed patients in 2019/20, the latest Victorian sentinel events report shows.

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  • Incident response/review
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
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