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.
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 John Fawkner Private Hospital at their accreditation survey (Organisation Wide) in February 2011 is higher than other Australian hospitals.
Eight (8 ) EA ratings were awarded for Infection Control, Falls Prevention, Blood transfusions, meeting the needs of consumers with diverse backgrounds, Correct Patient, Incident and complaints management, Credentialing Processes and Safety Management Systems. Commendations were received for the continuous glucose monitoring program and medical emergency team.
Current Quality Improvement Projects include:
- Implementation of the Patient Centred Care Project inclusive of bedside handover, and hourly rounding.
In addition to accreditation, John Fawkner Private Hospital is proud of the recognitions of excellence bestowed on its hospitals and staff. Examples of recent awards are:
2010 Healthscope Service Excellence Awards
The Falls Working Party
John Fawkner Private Hospital (VIC)
The Falls Working Party implemented improved risk assessment tool and changes to environmental factors, achieving a reduced number of falls. The risk assessment tool developed by the working party is now used in all Healthscope hospitals.