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Safe & Secure Hospitals Conference

The Annual Safe & Secure Hospitals Conference addresses risk assessment, violence prevention and collaboration for a safer hospital environment.

17 - 18 October 2016 | Novotel Melbourne on Collins

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Special price discount for group bookings

Book 3 delegates and receive the 4th delegate pass at no cost.
To take advantage of this offer, call us today on 02 9080 4307 or email

Note: All delegates must be from the same company and register at the same time to qualify.

The Safe & Secure Hospitals Conference will form a unique gathering of hospital and security management from across Australia (clinicians, security, police, HR, OH&S, legal and ambulatory representatives), and seek to create a shared understanding of how behaviours of concern can be best managed in healthcare.

Speakers provide advice, information and experiences on how to best manage a range of safety and security issues including staff training, violence prevention, violence risk assessment; and aim to promote closer collaboration between clinicians and security personnel, with the end goal of making the hospital environment a safer place for healthcare staff, patients and visitors.

Whilst the program is currently in development, the following speaker faculty has been confirmed for 2016:

  • Tim Atkins, Security Manager, Security Services, Falck (Victoria), The Royal Women’s Hospital
  • Danielle Austin, Incident Response Manager, St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney 
  • Neil Curtis, Project Manager, Senior Security Advisor / Access Control & Security Systems, Metro South Health Corporate Services, Queensland Health
  • Rebecca Hodges, General Manager, People and Culture, Ambulance Victoria
  • Katherine Lorenz, Chief Legal Officer, Monash Health
  • Tammy O’Connor, Senior Corporate Counsel, Legal Office, Monash Health
  • Matthew Ireland, Clinical Nurse Consultant, St John of God Richmond Hospital
  • Lauren Hartley, Endorsed Enrolled Nurse, St John of God Richmond Hospital
  • George Blundell, Clinical Risk Manager, St John of God Richmond Hospital
  • Marcus Hovey, MOCA OH&S Coordinator, Human Resources, Ballarat Health Services
  • Dr Chris May, Director Emergency Medicine, Redland Hospital
  • Cathy Cooper, Senior Mental Health Clinician, PARTS /PACER/Triage, Emergency Services Liaison, Eastern Health (Co-presenting with Police – speaker to be advised)
  • Fay Presbury, Code Grey Coordinator, Monash Health
  • Lita Olsson, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Department of Emergency, Metro North Hospital & Health Service (& Co-presenter to be advised)

To date, this year's highlights include:

  • Alcohol & Drug Affected Patients - A Medico Legal Perspective
  • Staff Training - The Effects on their Sense of Safety & Wellbeing & Impacts on Daily Practice as a Caregiver
  • Journey to a Clinically Led Code Grey & the Improved Management of Clinical Aggression (MOCA)
  • Code Black – Implementing a Team Approach to Managing Violence & Aggression

The program will be finalised very soon and the agenda will be updated online.

If you have a proposal to speak at the conference, please contact by Monday 27th June to assist with program scheduling.


To view the presentations from the 2015 event click here

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