Medication Safety at WCHN
Medication safety is one of the 8 National Safety and Quality Standards for hospitals. It was named as Australia’s 10th National Health Priority by the Australian Health Minister, Dr Greg Hunt, in November 2019.
The WCHN Medication Safety Committee together with the divisions of the WCHN work to ensure that clinicians safely prescribe, dispense and administer appropriate medicines, and monitor medicine use.
WCHN also aims to ensure that consumers and carers are informed about medicines, and understand their own medicine needs and risks.
By understanding your / your child’s medicines this will help you make better decisions and ensure that you / your child gets the most benefit from your / their medicines, safely.
Do you know:
Here are some helpful tips:
Your medicines in hospital – fact sheet
For more information about managing your medicines or medication safety:
NPS MedicineWise has a wide range of resources to help individuals, community groups and health services to promote being medicinewise. For more information:
Use the Choosing Wisely initiative to support your conversations about your medicines.
last modified: 21 Dec 2020