Department of Health

Reducing occupational violence and aggression in Victorian health services

The Department of Health and Human Services' strategy Reducing occupational violence in Victorian hospitals (June 2016) outlines the department's strategic objectives to prevent and reduce occupational violence and aggression in Victorian health services. It is based on a culture change approach, with strong themes of prevention, early intervention and post-incident response. The strategic objectives and initiatives to achieve them are focussed on raising awareness, building knowledge and capability among the workforce and leadership teams, and embedding systems and processes at the individual, service and system level.

The strategy is articulated in a summary document and an infographic, which outline the key initiatives being undertaken, including anticipated timelines, desired outcomes and key performance measures.

Reviewed 16 April 2024


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Worker Wellbeing Department of Health

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