A nurse checks on a patient in the cancer ward

Departments

Patient safety

Patient safety is an important part of the culture at Austin Health. Numerous quality improvement projects and collaboratives are currently underway to improve patient safety. During October each year a Patient Safety Week is co-ordinated by the Clinical Governance Program. Last year's highlights included a Patient Safety Quiz, a safety climate survey and walkrounds by the Executive to highlight safety improvements and risk identification.

The Clinical Governance Program is also responsible for co-ordinating information and education brochures, which are given to patients. These may contain information regarding their medical condition or processes, which they might encounter during their stay at Austin Health.