The Safety and Quality Forum is an annual event aimed at increasing awareness and highlighting excellence in Safety and Quality within Metro North Hospital and Health Service.

The Safety and Quality Forum is for Metro North staff only and is free to attend.

The full program is now available.

For more information please email Metro North Safety and Quality at

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Spotlight on the keynote speaker

Joe Williams

Joe is a proud Wiradjuri, 1st Nations Aboriginal man born in Cowra, raised in Wagga NSW, Australia. Joe played in the National Rugby League for South Sydney Rabbitohs, Penrith Panthers and Canterbury Bulldogs before switching to professional boxing in 2009. Joe is a 2x WBF World Jnr Welterweight champion and recently won the WBC Asia Continental Title.

Wagga Wagga Citizen of the Year in 2015 for his work within the community, mental health and suicide prevention sectors, Joe is also a published author, contributing to the book Transformation; Turning Tragedy To Triumph. Recently Joe has also been involved in filming of the worldwide documentary, “Suicide the Ripple Effect” from director and fellow advocate, Kevin Hines.

Spotlight on the keynote speaker

Professor Brian Dolan OBE

Professor Brian Dolan is Director of Health Service 360 (UK) and Director of Service Improvement, Canterbury District Health Board, NZ where his role includes whole system culture engagement, leadership and change. He also consults in Australia, the UK and Ireland. He has published over 70 papers in a range of journals and is author/editor of seven books, mainly on emergency care.

In 2016, Brian was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts, London in recognition of his contribution to nursing. He is a Visiting Professor of Nursing at the Oxford Institute for Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Research (OxINMAHR) and Honorary Professor of Leadership in Healthcare at Salford University, Manchester. In June 2018, he was voted one of the top 20 most influential people in the history of the UK’s National Health Service. In the 2019 New Year’s Honours List, Brian was awarded an OBE ‘For Services to Nursing and Emergency Care’ by HM the Queen.

Brian has created a global social movement called #EndPJparalysis which is about getting patients up, dressed and moving while in hospital to reduce the risk of deconditioning and other related risks. A free, online Summit from 10-12 July 2019 showcased 80 papers from seven countries over 72 hours and can be viewed on

Spotlight on the keynote speaker

Matthew Ames

Matthew Ames was 39 years old when what started as a sore throat resulted in the loss of all four of his limbs. He had contracted streptococcal resulting in toxic shock and was never expected to survive. Matthew has beaten the odds, spurred on by the fact that he is the father of four children and husband of a very dedicated wife determined to grow old with him.

Matthew experienced first-hand the phenomenal benefits of a modern health system and is involved in a variety of endeavours in the health sector.  He is as a board member of Hear and Say, Bionics Queensland and Centacare in Queensland and a steering committee member for Queensland Health for improving sepsis outcomes and new technology.

Check out our 2018 Safety & Quality Forum!

Thursday 31 October 2019

8.30am – 4pm
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre


For more information please email Metro North Safety and Quality at MN_ClinGovQandRisk@

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