Safer Care Victoria is the peak state authority for quality and safety improvement in healthcare. It oversees and supports health services to provide safe, high-quality care to patients.

As well as monitoring the standards of care, Safer Care Victoria is partnering with consumers and their families, clinicians and health services to support the continuous improvement of healthcare.

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.

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.

Read the three-year Strategic Plan 2017-2020 and the annual Corporate Plan 2017-2018 on the Better Safer Care website.

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 and in accordance with the expectations of the Minister for Health, the Hon Jill Hennessy MP.