St Andrew’s hospital is currently accredited with the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS)
Accreditation is recognised as an important driver for safety and quality improvement. It is a healthcare accreditation body’s public recognition of an organisation’s achievement of set accreditation standards and its level of performance in relation to those standards.
In November 2021, the hospital underwent a successful organisation-wide assessment with the ACHS to verify the hospital’s compliance with the second edition of the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (NSQHSS). The assessors spent time (in person and virtually) talking with staff, patients and key committee members, as well as reviewing documentation, systems and practices. The feedback from the assessment team was very positive.
The hospital also continues to maintain accreditation under the national Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Scheme (DIAS) Standards.