Driving a clinically led approach to reducing occupational violence & aggression
Conference Date
4th & 5th April 2017
Novotel Sydney Central
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Incidents of aggression and assault in Australia’s hospitals continue to affect healthcare workers on a daily basis, with many staff accepting that this is something that “just comes with the job.

In response, the 'Improving Hospital Safety & Security' conference will discuss the most timely and topical challenges facing hospital staff today. It will explore practical strategies for security personnel and clinicians to address workplace violence through an integrated approach whilst ensuring safe, quality care for all patients.

The agenda will focus on:

  • Achieving a collaborative team approach across the whole hospital
  • Building interagency partnerships with police & paramedics
  • Implementing strategies to better manage complex & confrontational incidents
  • The legal responsibilities of providing treatment & a safe work environment
  • Improving prevention through risk identifi cation, design & technology

Who will attend?

Clinicians responsible for:

  • Emergency
  • Mental Health
  • Drug & Alcohol
  • Aged Care
  • Midwifery
  • General Medicine

Security & patient services personnel responsible for:

  • Security Services
  • Patient Support Services
  • Facilities Management
  • Operations

Attend to learn:

  • Achieve a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach across hospital & community

  • Implement strategies to better manage complex & confrontational incidents

  • Focus on prevention through improved planning, design & technology

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Key Speakers

Sue Williams
Chief Executive Officer
Peninsula Health, VIC
Anna Ballantyne
Clinical Nurse Consultant Emergency
Sunshine Coast University Hospital, QLD
Chris Mann
Manager Fire & Safety
Tamworth Hospital, NSW
Kevin Tuohey
Board President Elect
International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety


What People Are Saying

  • “Criterion organised and delivered a great conference. It was very professional, well planned and had a wide range of expert presenters who kept the attendees engaged for the entire conference. Highly recommended.”

    Peter Butler
    Senior Manager Protective Security & Agency Security Advisor, ACT Health
  • “One of the best conferences I have attended. The conference brought together clinical and security personnel to better understand and work together to help reduce injuries to workers and provide a higher level of appropriate care to patients.”

    Jacqui Brown
    OHS Officer, St John of God Healthcare. Past attendee of Improving Hospital Security conference

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