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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
13 Sep 2021

Despite a challenging year for Victorian healthcare, there have also been many achievements and improvements.

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  • Corporate information
01 Sep 2021

A new Sentinel Events Portal will make it much easier for Vict

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  • Incident response/review
12 Jul 2021

This medication safety alert has been issued to provide information on potential safety issues.

Health services and clinicians should undertake a risk assessment to determine the impact and relevance of this information and the response required.

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  • Incident response/review
02 Jul 2021
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has issued a product defect correction for certain Philips Electronics CPAP, Bi-Level PAP devices and ventilator devices... Read more...
  • Incident response/review
16 Jun 2021

The sentinel event portal is now live. Drop-in information sessions about our new portal are now open.

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  • 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
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
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...
  • Patient 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