Handover — Enabling Learning in Communication for Safety (HELiCS): a report on achievements at two hospital sites

Rick Iedema, Eamon T Merrick, Ross Kerridge, Robert Herkes, Bonne Lee, Mike Anscombe, Dorrilyn Rajbhandari, Mark Lucey and Les White
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (11 Suppl): S133.
  • Rick Iedema1
  • Eamon T Merrick1
  • Ross Kerridge2
  • Robert Herkes3
  • Bonne Lee4
  • Mike Anscombe2
  • Dorrilyn Rajbhandari1,3
  • Mark Lucey3
  • Les White5

  • 1 University of Technology, Sydney, Sydney, NSW.
  • 2 John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, NSW.
  • 3 Intensive Care Services, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, NSW.
  • 4 Spinal Unit, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, NSW.
  • 5 Sydney Children’s Hospital, Sydney, NSW.


The Australian Commission on Quality and Safety in Health Care provided funding for our research. We thank the participating hospital units and their clinicians for their trust and enthusiasm.

Competing interests:

None identified.

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