Accreditation for long-term benefits

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St John of God Murdoch Hospital is preparing for full accreditation against 10 National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards for the first time this August. The hospital has also elected to be assessed against an additional five standards as part of the EQuIPNational Program.

Quality Manager Kimberley Montgomery says being accredited is important for the hospital and its patients in the long-term. 

“These standards ensure that we always deliver high quality and safe care to our patients, now and into the future,” Kimberley said.

“It is a really great opportunity to showcase the work we do and after a very successful preliminary ‘mock’ survey in June, we feel we can demonstrate our commitment to the provision of excellent health care.”

The Australian Commission of Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQH), a government agency that coordinates national improvements in safety and quality across Australia, implemented these standards in 2012.

For more information on the standards the hospital against which the hospital will be assessed, please visit http://www.achs.org.au/

 

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