Maroondah Hospital has come through with flying colours after being surveyed against the new National Safety & Quality Health Service Standards, Health Minister David Davis announced today.

Mr Davis congratulated Maroondah hospital on its achievement and said the accreditation confirmed the Maroondah community was continuing to receive quality healthcare.

“Patients can be assured Maroondah Hospital meets the highest standards of quality and safety,” Mr Davis said.

Maroondah Hospital underwent a full accreditation examination last week. Its report confirmed it met all the requirements of the survey and maintained its accreditation status until the next assessment.

“The Maroondah community has every reason to be proud of their hospital service and to have full confidence in the services provided,” Mr Davis said.
Member for Kilsyth David Hodgett said the accreditation was an outstanding result for the Maroondah community.

“The staff at Maroondah Hospital do a fantastic job in what is often a difficult profession, and this accreditation reaffirms how lucky we are to have such a quality facility in our own backyard,” Mr Hodgett said.

Mr Davis said hospitals and agencies which undergo accreditation are assessed on a range of key indicators and performances from infection prevention, patient identification and managing pressure injuries to medication safety, clinical handover and responding to clinical deterioration.

“Accreditation provides a process of regular assessment and review and is an important driver for safety and quality improvement in our hospitals and agencies,” Mr Davis said.

“It is important that hospitals and agencies rate themselves against these important measures, so their communities know they are receiving the best possible care.”

Accreditation of health services falls under the Australian Health Service Safety & Quality Accreditation Scheme, which assesses health services against the new standards.