Accreditation involves a visit to the hospital from an independent team of expert health professionals who review the quality and safety of services provided. Our achievements are measured against best practice by this review team. Hospitals are measured against over 40 separate criteria including patient care planning, medication management, the consent process, medical records, infection control, complaints management and staffing. Hospitals receive a rating for each one of these criteria.
The MA (Marked Achievement) rating is required to attain ACHS accreditation. For hospitals accredited by ACHS, a higher level of award is sometimes given – this is referred to as “EA” or “extensive achievement”.
This chart shows that the proportion of “EA” ratings achieved by Darwin Private Hospital at their recent accreditation survey (Organisation Wide) in 2012 is slightly lower than other Australian hospitals.
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Darwin Private Hospital is proud of the recognitions of excellence bestowed on its hospitals and staff.
Examples of recent awards are:
2013 Nursing & Midwiffery Excellence Award
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