The Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research

The Deakin University Partners in Nursing and Midwifery have pioneered academic-industry partnerships, embedding researchers from Deakin’s Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research within six major Victorian health services – Alfred Health, Barwon Health, Eastern Health, Epworth HealthCare, Monash Health and Western Health.

The first partnership collaboration between Deakin’s School of Nursing and Epworth Hospital, Richmond was established in 1996 with the appointment of a Clinical Chair in Nursing. Since that time 5 other health services have joined the partnership collaboration with Deakin, its School of Nursing and Midwifery and its Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research (QPS) forming an innovative academic- industry partnership network.

QPS focuses on quality of care and patient safety. Established in 2009 as a leading strategic research centre, QPS integrates public and private health services with one of Australia’s largest Schools of Nursing and Midwifery. Our partners govern 29 acute and subacute care hospitals and 11 residential aged care facilities, employ approximately 30,000 nurses and midwives, and provide care for in excess of 3 million Victorians annually. Our research pillars of patient safety, patient experience, and health workforce span the whole patient journey, and encompass residential, community, subacute and acute care settings.


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Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research (QPS)
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+61 3 9246 8191
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School of Nursing and Midwifery
Faculty of Health
Deakin University
221 Burwood Highway
Burwood VIC 3125