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Accreditation – Safety & Quality

Accreditation is recognition by a health care accreditation body of the achievement of standards by a health care organization.The health care organisation must demonstrate it meets the standards through an independent external peer assessment of the organisations performance in relation to the standards www.achs.com.au.

Glenelg Day Surgery implements an organisational wide quality management system reporting against the National Standards published by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality Health Care in 2012. The National Standards are:

1. Governance for Safety & quality in Health Service Organisations
2. Partnering with Consumers
3. Preventing and Controlling Healthcare Associated Infection
4. Medication Safety
5. Patient Identification and Procedure Matching
6. Clinical Handover
7. Blood and Blood Products
8. Preventing and Managing Pressure Injuries
9. Recognising and responding to Clinical Deterioration
10. Preventing Falls and Harm from Falls

The Australian Council on Healthcare Standards audits the performance of the Glenelg Day Surgery against the National Standards on an annual basis. Our performance is monitored as part of the accreditation process through comparing key clinical information and statistics with other small day surgeries in South Australia and Australia.

Glenelg Day Surgery was successfully audited against the National Standards in December 2013. Glenelg Day Surgery passed accreditation on the day and was complimented by the surveyors on its approach to risk management and quality control program. This demonstrates the high level of safety and dedication to providing quality healthcare under an effective quality management system that drives excellence in performance and improvement.