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Influenza Update Influenza Update

2017 was the worst year for influenza in recorded history in terms of numbers of cases diagnosed. This year there are more options for vaccination too that should make a big difference including higher dose or boosted vaccines for the elderly population and most states are subsidising the vaccine for children.

Monday, 9 April 2018

Tags: influenza, SafeQuest

Protecting ourselves and those around us Protecting ourselves and those around us

Influenza causes between 1500 and 3500 deaths, about 18 000 hospitalisations, and 300 000 GP consultations each year—adding up to an estimated annual cost to the Australian healthcare system of about 85 million dollars.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Tags: Dr Paul Griffin, SafeQuest

Preventing infection to save lives Preventing infection to save lives

Sepsis—a complication which causes our body’s immune system to go into overdrive in response to an infection—claims more lives than any cancer around the world.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Tags: Dr Clare Morgan, SafeQuest

Staying well this 'flu' season Staying well this 'flu' season

The ‘flu’, or influenza, is quite a highly contagious viral infection, which spreads easily to others. It is often serious and can be potentially deadly, particularly in people who are in identified risk groups, but even in those individuals who are fit and healthy.

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Tags: influenza, SafeQuest

What is patient-centred care? What is patient-centred care?

As healthcare professionals, we can influence the patient experience with a kind word or action, or equally with a harsh word or action. Over the years, I have said to hundreds of medical students ‘that as healthcare workers we are in a very privileged position in our chosen roles’.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Tags: care, patient-centred, SafeQuest, safety

Mater’s safety data available online Mater’s safety data available online

A comprehensive record of Mater Health Services’ safety data is available on our dedicated safety website,

Friday, 24 July 2015

Tags: Mater Health Services, SafeQuest, safety