Safety and Quality review

A wide-ranging review into the safety and quality of public health services and hospitals in Western Australia has been released.

The review was commissioned by the Director General of Health earlier this year, and undertaken by UK expert Professor Hugo Mascie-Taylor.

Professor Mascie-Taylor is Executive Medical Director EY UK and Ireland; former Medical Director of the NHS Confederation; Medical Director of Monitor; Executive Medical Director Leeds Teaching Hospitals; and Trust Special Administrator of Mid-Staffordshire Foundation Trust.

The review was commissioned in recognition of the need for continuous improvement in safety and quality, and of the need for assurance processes to be safeguarded in times of system change.

The Department of Health, and Health Service Providers, will work together to address all recommendations of the review over the coming 12 to 18 months.

The Review of Safety and Quality in the WA health system report is available online.