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Safer Care Victoria (SCV) is the state’s healthcare quality and safety improvement agency. We work with patients, families and carers, clinicians and health services to monitor and improve the quality and safety of care delivered across our public health system.

Our mission

Outstanding healthcare for all Victorians. Always.

Our purpose

To enable all health services to deliver safe, high-quality care and experiences for patients, carers and staff.

We are focused on five priority areas:

  • partnering with patients, families and carers
  • partnering with clinicians
  • leadership
  • review and response
  • improvement and innovation.

Our principles

To achieve our mission and our purpose we:

  • partner with others, including consumers and their families, clinicians and health services
  • underpin our work with evidence-based best practice
  • put people at the centre of everything we do
  • focus on outcomes and measuring our impact.

Read our three-year Strategic Plan 2017-2020

Read our annual Corporate Plan 2018-2019

Read our Annual Report 2017-18

Our functions

Safer Care Victoria operates as an Administrative Office in relation to the Department of Health and Human Services (the Department) under Section 11 of the Public Administration Act 2004. We perform our functions in accordance with the expectations of the Minister for Health.

Read the Department’s Delegation of Authority

Why we're here

Safer Care Victoria was created in response to recommendations within the report Targeting Zero: Supporting the Victorian hospital system to eliminate avoidable harm and strengthen quality of care.

Safer Care Victoria has five operational branches and an office of the Chief Clinical Officers
Meet and connect with Safer Care Victoria's CEO, Chief Clinical Officers and Executive team
Safer Care Victoria's 11 specialist networks drive and lead healthcare improvement
Safer Care Victoria supports a number of consultative and advisory councils that inform healthcare quality and safety
We’re always on the lookout for talented people who want to help make healthcare safer, more accessible and a better experience for all Victorians

Page last updated: 14 Mar 2019