Safety & Quality


Safety & quality of care for children, young people and their families is an abiding priority for all CHA member services.  So too it is a key priority in CHA's Strategic Plan and underpins all of CHA's benchmarking, networking and advocacy activities.  

CHA assists member paediatric services with safety & quality improvement in a number of ways, including through:

  • helping members to identify safety & quality issues flagged by the Benchmarking program, and to connect with peers regarding strategies to mitigate risks or enhance outcomes 
  • undertaking ad hoc benchmarking activities on safety & quality issues of particular concern to members
  • identifying national & international safety concerns related to children's healthcare & sharing alerts and other information about perceived risks & how to mitigate them
  • facilitating detailed discussion and exchange of know how through our Special Interest Groups about safety & quality challenges & successful strategies for improvement
  • providing opportunities for member services to share lessons from adverse events in an environment of mutual trust & respect for the benefit of children & families at all services
  • showcasing innovative approaches to reducing risks of harm and/or to enhancing the quality of care to children & families 
  • advocating to national and jurisdiction government agencies, to regulators and to manufacturers about issues of concern and risks of harm to children from their policies or products

Many of the innovative approaches to safety & quality improvement are shared by members via our secure online Member's Community.  These issues are also considered in face to face meetings, teleconferences, webinars and benchmarking discussions.

CHA also works to keep members informed of key international initiatives in safety & quality of care for children, maintains active relationships with leaders in paediatric safety & quality overseas, including:

For more information, or to become involved in a relevant Special Interest Group on Paediatric Safety & Quality Contact CHA