The maternity services at Monash Medical Centre, Casey Hospital and Dandenong Hospital have achieved success in reaching key targets set by the Victorian Managed Insurance Authority under the Incentivising Better Patient Safety program. In doing so, they secured a significant refund for Monash Health.
Meeting the targets was challenging and focused on improving patient safety in the maternity setting through evidence-based skills training and education. The result means we have more than 80% of birth suite staff (medical and midwifery) trained in PROMPT (Practical Obstetric Multi-Professional Training) – , Fetal Surveillance (FSEP) and Neonatal Resuscitation.
The achievement will see Monash Health awarded a refund of around $500,000, which will be reinvested in maternity quality and safety.
VMIA is the Victorian Government’s insurer and risk adviser, and has worked closely with the health sector to identify key areas to improve patient safety. These were used to develop the Incentivising Better Patient Safety program, which is designed to lead to better health outcomes and deliver financial benefits to eligible Victorian public health services.