Takeaways from the Improving Hospital Safety & Security Conference

Sep 18
Author:Ash Natesh
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The Hospital Safety and Security Conference focused on Collaborating and communicating across departments to transform ethos & safety culture, Smashing the stigma to promote staff well-being & post-incident support, Encouraging staff reporting of incidents to drive data & inform funding and Breaking out of silos to encourage interdisciplinary & inter agency partnerships.

Dr Michael Tervit, Director Mental Health, Cairns & Hinterland Hospital & Health covered:

• Avoiding stigma – a patient’s right to dignity
• Appropriate Identification of risks
• Developing better methods to deal with mental health patients

Susan Harding, NUM, The Royal Melbourne Hospital covered:

• What are the consequences of not addressing your mental
health and well-being?
• Is there a stigma for healthcare workers in admitting to mental
health issues
• How to break out of these negative labels

Jim Snipe, Lead Trainer & Manager, The Alfred Hospital covered:

• From the boardroom to the coalface
• The survey that drove change – 2000 responses that informed
funding and implemented training
• From then to now – our hospital’s progress in dealing with violence
and aggression


See what our Delegates got out of the day:

“Criterion Conferences are to be commended for the calibre, diversity and relevance of presentations. A thoughtfully curated conference. Excellent value.” – Jacqueline Ingram

“Excellent opportunity to meet industry subject matter experts with diverse back grounds to network with and share concepts that can facilitate best practice” – Benjamin Harris

A Special Thanks to our Sponsors for making the event a great one:


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Submitted by Ash Natesh

Ash Natesh

Ash is the Content Marketer at Criterion Conferences. Writing and sourcing content is all part of her day to day routine. She can’t stop drinking coffee, other than coffee her interests lie in Music, long walks amidst the mountains, Dance, Anime, Science Fiction and all things nerdy!

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