Peel Health Campus achieves outstanding result in national standards accreditation
Dec 19, 2013
Peel Health Campus recently completed a periodic survey accreditation with the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS), meeting all the criteria against the Standards 1, 2 and 3 of the Safety and Quality Healthcare Standards against which they are assessed.
The National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (NSQHS Standards) developed by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) were implemented nationally from 1 January 2013 and are compulsory for public and private healthcare organisations.
This year is the first time Peel Health Campus has been surveyed against the national standards. As a periodic survey, the hospital has been assessed against the national Standards 1, 2 and 3 which look at Governance for Safety and Quality in Health Service Organisations, Partnering with Consumers and Preventing and Controlling Healthcare Associated Infections.
In regard to Standard 2, the ACHS surveyors commented, "This is the best performance we have seen in an organisation this size."
Overall, the surveyors were pleased with Peel Health Campus noting, "This is a really happy place. Staff take enormous pride in the work they do and patients feel very well looked after."
Peel Health Campus CEO, Dr Margaret Sturdy commended all staff on this fantastic achievement, particularly as a substantial amount of preparation for accreditation was undertaken during a time of transition in changing ownership of operations to Ramsay Health Care.