Important

These notifications are no longer valid and have been archived, please refer to the active SABS for a list of current items.
Safety Alert Red Safety Alert (Red), requiring immediate attention and action.
Safety Notice Amber Safety Notice (Amber), requiring risk assessment at the local level.
Safety Information Green Safety Information (Green), ensuring that lessons learned from state-wide, national and international sources are shared actively across the NSW health system.

Number Type Issues covered Date of issue Date archived
SN:0​​01/18 Safety Notice Amber Midazolam injection 5 mg/5 mL shortage and risk of error 5 Jan 18 8 Jul 19
SN:012/17 Safety Notice Amber Intravenous piperacillin-tazobactam – Disruption to supply 20 Oct 17 8 Jul 19
SN:008/17 Safety Notice Amber DILAUDID® (HYDROmorphone) Oral Liquid 1 mg/mL – Disruption to Supply 6 Jun 17 8 Jul 19
SN:006/17 Safety Notice Amber Dantrium (dantrolene sodium) Powder for Injection vials - Disruption to Supply 5 Apr 17 8 Jul 19
SN:014/16 Safety Notice Amber Melphalan powder for intravenous infusion - Disruption to supply 15 Dec 16 8 Jul 19
SN:012/16 Safety Notice Amber Aciclovir intravenous infusion preparations – Disruption to supply
14 Nov 16
(revised 13 Dec 16)
8 Jul 19
SA:002/16 Safety Alert Red Vancomycin Intravenous preparations – Disruption to supply 8 Dec 16
(revised 20 Dec 16)
8 Jul 19
SN:001/15 Safety Notice Amber Suxamethonium Chloride Injection BP 100mg in 2ml - Disruption to Supply 11 Mar 15 8 Jul 19
SN:002/14 Safety Notice Amber Newer Oral Anticoagulants (Update) 24 Mar 14 8 Jul 19
SI:002/14 Safety Information Green PROPOFOL - importance of aseptic technique and safe administration practices 26 Aug 14 8 Jul 19
SN:001/12 Safety Notice Amber Morphine sulfate injection 10mg/mL ampoules supply changes and toxicity issues 17 Dec 12 8 Jul 19
SN:014/11 Safety Notice Amber Newer Oral Anticoagulants 9 Nov 11 8 Jul 19
SN:009/17 Safety Notice Amber High Concentration Insulin Products 5 Sept 2017 24 Jun 2019
SN:007/18 Safety Notice Amber Morphine sulfate 5 mg/1 mL and 10 mg/1 mL injection shortages
(Supersedes SN:004/18)
25 May 2018 15 Feb 2019
SN:014/18 Safety Notice Amber Medical Gas Adaptor 29 Oct 2018 1 Nov 2018
SN:004/18 Safety Notice Amber Morphine sulfate injection 5 mg/1 mL shortage and risk of error 22 Feb 2018 25 Feb 2018
SN:007/17 Safety Notice Amber Etoposide preparations - Disruption to Supply 2 May 17 29 Nov 17
SA:003/16 Safety Alert Red Intravenous Metronidazole – Disruption to supply 9 Dec 16 24 Feb 17
SN:007/16 Safety Notice Amber Surgical site infections associated with heater cooler devices 4 Aug 2016 7 Mar 17
SN:006/16 Safety Notice Amber Etopophos (etoposide phosphate) powder for injection vials and Vepesid (etoposide) capsules - Disruption to Supply 27 Jul 16 2 May 17
SN:002/16 Safety Notice Amber Glyceryl trinitrate (GTN) tablets 3 Jun 16 8 Feb 17
SN:003/14 Safety Notice Amber Potassium Chloride BP 10mmol/10mL ampoules disruption to supply
Note: disruption to supply extended.
4 Aug 2014 21 Dec 16
SN:004/13 Safety Notice Amber Sodium BiCarbonate intravenous infusion BP 8.4% 100ml shortage 4 Sep 13 21 Dec 16
SA:001/13 Safety Alert Red Risks associated with WockhardtTM morphine sulfate injection 10mg/mL (preserved) ampoules 1 May 2013 21 Dec 16
SA:005/12 Safety Alert Red Recall Ventolin & Asmol Inhalers - 10 batches 24 Dec 2012 21 Dec 16
SN:011/11 Safety Notice Amber Recall of activated Drotrecogin alfa (Xigris) 26 Oct 11 21 Dec 16
SN:007/11 Safety Notice Amber BenPen™ (Benzylpenicillin) 28 Sep 11 21 Dec 16
SA:007/11 Safety Alert Red Caelyx®pegylated liposomal doxorubicin 20mg and 50mg 5 Dec 11 21 Dec 16
SA:006/11 Safety Alert Red Supply of Minijet® injections 7 Oct 11 21 Dec 16
SA:004/11 Safety Alert Red HYDROmorphone: High-risk analgesic 21 Apr 11 10 Jan 17
SA:003/11 Safety Alert Red Pneumovax ®23 Injection Advice against Revaccination 18 Apr 11 21 Dec 16
SA:002/11 Safety Alert Red Recall of Pneumovax ®23 Injection (pneumococcal polyvalent, MSD 0.5ml Vial AUST R 10507; CSL code 0786100110 pack vials) Batch No. N3336, expiry date 22 June 2011 25 Mar 11 21 Dec 16
SN:011/10 Safety Notice Amber Medication Incidents Involving Hydromorphone (Opioid)
(To be read in conjunction with SA:004/11)
14 Sep 10
(revised 16 Sep 10)
10 Jan 17
SA:006/10 Safety Alert Red Recall of Sitaxentan (Thelin) 10 Dec 10 21 Dec 16
SA:005/10 Safety Alert Red Extreme Caution - Esmolol hydrochloride 2500mg in 10ml for injection 25 Jun 10 21 Dec 16
SA:007/09 Safety Alert Red Recall of Cefazolin Sandoz BATCH AH 5067 6 Nov 2009 21 Dec 16
SA:004/09 Safety Alert Red New Version of Adult National Inpatient Medication Chart [NIMC] - SMR140 16 Sep 2009 21 Dec 16
SN:008/08 Safety Notice Amber Clexane 16 May 2008 21 Dec 16
SI:002/08 Safety Information Green Zolpidem (“Stilnox”) 19 June 2008 8 Feb 18
SI:001/08 Safety Information Green Paracetamol 4 June 2008 8 Feb 18
SN:006/07 Safety Notice Amber Warfarin (revised)  12 Apr 2007
(revised 18 Jan 08)
8 Feb 18
SA:004/06 Safety Alert Red Safe Use of Vincristine 8 Feb 2006 8 Feb 18
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