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.