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The Clinical Conversations webinar series provide a platform for people to explore speciality areas of healthcare by sharing and discussing key learnings from lived experience in the sector.


Review of the impact of COVID-19 in a rural/regional setting

11 November

In this webinar, we heard from several rural and regional health services about the challenges and subsequent changes made to service delivery in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. A panel discussion facilitated by leaders in rural health helped to answer some questions from the audience about tailoring solutions to meet their individual service level needs. 


  • Prof Peter Cameron, Monash University
  • Dr Jaycen Cruickshank, Clinical Director Medicine & Subspeciality Medicine, Ballarat Health Services 
  • Dan Crompton, Clinical Director of Emergency Services, Bass Coast Health
  • Steve Warren, Nurse Unit Manager, Geroe Unit, Castlemaine Health
  • Emma Gallagher, Nurse Unit Manager ED, Mildura Base Public Hospital

Safe management of proning awake patients 

29 October 2021


  • Dr Scott Bradley, Senior ICU Physiotherapist, Alfred Health
  • Heather Fitzgerald, Senior Physiotherapist, Eastern Health
  • Kirsty Hearn, Cardiorespiratory Clinical Lead (Physiotherapy), Eastern Health

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Lessons learned caring for the COVID-19 patient

22 October 2021

We hosted an ICU allied health webinar on lessons learned caring for the COVID-19 patient.


  • Rachel Fyfe, Pharmacist, Barwon Health
  • Namita Warrior, Pharmacist, Western Health 
  • Kate Lambell, Clinical Dietician, The Alfred
  • Kym Wittholz, Clinical Dietician, Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Trish Kinrade, Senior ICU Social Worker, Barwon Health

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Lessons learned in COVID-19 streaming in Emergency Care

20 October 2021

This webinar topic discussed best practice models of care for the streaming of COVID-19 patients in Emergency Care. We heard from several leaders across metro organisations, who have flexed existing models and created new models to facilitate safer and more timely care for all patients. We also heard presentations on best practice in infection control and expert commentary from our NSW colleagues. 


  • Prof Peter Cameron, Monash University
  • Dr Megan Robb, Director of Emergency, Northern Health
  • Dr Carl Luckhoff, A/Director, Alfred Emergency and Trauma Centre
  • A/Prof Mark Putland,  Director of Emergency Medicine, Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Dr Clare Skinner, President Elect, Australian College of Emergency Medicine (ACEM)
  • A/Prof Caroline Marshall, Royal Melbourne Hospital

Q and A lessons learned

15 October 2021


  • Steve McGloughlin, Director ICU, The Alfred
  • Kirsty Buising, Infectious Diseases Clinical Lead, Safer Care Victoria 
  • Irma Bilgrami, Intensivist, Western Health 
  • Michelle Topple, NUM, Austin Health 
  • Thomas Rollinson, Physio, Austin Health 

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Sharing lived experience caring for COVID-19 patients

6 October 2021

Our inaugural webinar was opened by Prof Brett Sutton who thanked the critical care network for all their hard work. The session focused on supporting the deteriorating COVID-19 positive patient.


  • Dr Jimmy Chien, Westmead Hospital 
  • Paula Lyons, ICU Liaison Nurse, Western Health 
  • Naomi Pratt, ICU Liaison Nurse, Peninsula Health  

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Additional COVID-19 resources

To support collaboration and learning, Safer Care Victoria and the Department of Health have created a secure COVID-19 clinical shared resources SharePoint page, enabling the sharing, with permission, of COVID-19 resources developed by health services. The page is intended for use by clinicians involved in the delivery of COVID-19 care.

To register for access to the COVID-19 clinical shared resources site, please email

Access Department of Health COVID-19 clinical resources.

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Safer Care Victoria

Page last updated: 19 Nov 2021

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