Hospitals gain accreditation

WIDE Bay Health Service's commitment to improving the quality of care for patients in a safe environment has been recognised with the announcement that Bundaberg, Childers and Gin Gin Hospitals and Mt Perry Health Centre have maintained their full accreditation.

Biggenden, Eidsvold and Mundubbera Multi-Purpose Health Services, and Gayndah and Monto Hospitals also received two years' accreditation, bringing them into line with the greater Wide Bay Health Service.

Wide Bay Health Service underwent the organisation-wide alignment survey in March.

Northern Cluster manager Beth Norton said it was a fantastic outcome because it proved a culture of safety existed within the organisation.

“It is a credit to our staff that we have been recognised for our commitment to continuous quality improvement,” Ms Norton said.

“Accreditation provides public recognition that we are meeting the requirements of national healthcare standards and that we are performing at a top level.”

Ms Norton said patients and the community wanted to have confidence in their local healthcare services, and they needed to know their hospitals were safe and would provide consistent high-quality care.

“We have developed key processes to achieve our aims and that is to deliver care in a safe environment,” she said.

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