A nurse checks on a patient in the cancer ward


Clinical Governance

About us

Clinical Governance is a framework through which organisations are accountable for continuously improving the quality of their services and safeguarding high standards of care, by creating an environment in which excellence in clinical care will flourish.

Clinical Governance emphasizes the importance of governing clinical safety and quality with the same rigor as applies to corporate governance.

The four guiding principles of effective clinical governance adopted by Austin Health are to:

  •      Build a culture of trust and honesty through open disclosure
  •      Foster organisational commitment to continuous improvement
  •      Establish rigorous systems to identify, monitor and respond to incidents 
  •      Evaluate and respond to key aspects of organisational performance