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National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards audit tools

Audit tools for meeting the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) standards.

Falls prevention

Falls prevention information and resources for health professionals and service providers, including the Queensland Stay On Your Feet program.

Essure permanent contraceptive device

Following reports of adverse reactions in some women, the Essure device was recalled in Australia and around the world in 2017. It is no longer being sold or implanted in Australia.

Last updated: 4 October 2016

Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights

The Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights allows patients, consumers, families, carers and service providers to have a common understanding of the rights of people receiving health care.

Patient safety health directive

The Patient safety health directive applies to all Hospital and Health Services.

Patient Safety

The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Service is responsible for monitoring and supporting Hospital and Health Services to minimise patient harm, reduce unwarranted variations in health care and to achieve high-quality patient-centred care.