Improving Hospital Safety & Security Conference

Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Venue: 90 William Street (Sydney Boulevard Hotel)
Date: 26 August 2019 12:00am to 27 August 2019 12:00am

Hospitals are one of the most at-risk workplaces for staff to be exposed to violence and aggression from those who they serve. Up to 90% of all hospital staff will experience some form of violence in the workplace during their career. However, these incidents are significantly underreported in hospitals. In order to ensure the safety and security of staff, more collaboration is necessary to develop preventative and reactive responses to incidents across all hospitals. 

The Improving Hospital Safety & Security conference will address the need to promote a better culture of safety in hospitals by breaking staff out of silos and fostering collaboration in safety and security, strengthening strategies to de escalate and prevent incidents proactively and develop staff resilience and mental health. 

Benefits of attending:

  • Discover how to create a culture of staff safety & increase reporting
  • Learn practical strategies to secure well-being & prioritise staff mental health
  • Refine existing & discover new strategies to de-escalate potentially violent incidents
  • Understand the risks & benefits of physical intervention & how to apply appropriate restraints
  • Improve plans & processes to collaborate for multidisciplinary responses to incidents

Conference Schedule:

Day 1 - Monday 26 August 2019
Workshop A - How to de-escalate incidents & apply appropriate physical
Facilitator: Jim Snipe (The Alfred Hospital)
9:00am - 4:00pm

Day 2 - Tuesday 27 August 2019

Workshop B - How to reduce incidents through multidisciplinary collaboration
Facilitator: Matthew Pearson (Western Sydney Local Health District)
6:00pm - 9:00pm

How to register:

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