Positive safety culture

Continuously improving safety in Victorian health services relies on staff sharing a positive commitment toward harm prevention and incident management.

Every year, staff in Victorian health services are surveyed about the safety culture of their workplace in the People Matter Survey (PMS).

Tap the button below for data about positive responses to the eight PMS safety culture questions. You can search by health service and date.

Scroll further down for more information about the data.

About the data

Safety culture questions - People Matter Survey

The survey asks health service staff how strongly they agree or disagree with the following eight statements:

  • suggestions about patient safety concerns are acted upon when expressed to their manager
  • patient care errors are handled appropriately in the area
  • management is driving the organisation to be safety-centered
  • they are encouraged by their colleagues to report safety concerns
  • their organisation adequately supervises trainees
  • that their organisation does a good job of training new and existing staff
  • they would recommend their friend or relative to be treated as a patient at their organisation.

Data are shown for the proportion of staff who either agreed or strongly agreed with each of the eight questions. The statewide target is 80%.

Notes

  • Data are reported annually in the July - September quarter.
  • Numurkah District Health Service, Cobram District Health and Nathalia District Hospital amalgamated on 1 July 2019 to form NCN Health.  
  • Otway Health and Lorne Community Hospital amalgamated on 1 July 2019 to form Great Ocean Road Health.  
  • The latest quarterly results are preliminary 
  • * No results are available.