Accreditation

BRHS was successful in achieving re-accreditation in 2014 against the The National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (NSQHS Standards)

Accreditation is public recognition of the achievement of meeting quality standards demonstrated through an independent external peer assessment. Accreditation is a requirement of all healthcare facilities and involves a four year continuous cycle of quality assessment and improvement.

In 2013, BRHS committed to The National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (NSQHS Standards) developed by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) which were implemented nationally from 1 January 2013. BRHS elected to be accredited against the fifteen EQuIP National standards. (This accreditation is whole of hospital, both clinical and support services, as well as dental services.)

In addition BRHS is required to meet standards under other accreditation programs for several services, including:
• Community Care Common Standards – which incorporate Home and Community Care (HACC) programs. These include some allied health
services, district nursing, planned activity group and the continence nursing service.
• National Standards Assessment Program (NSAP) – Palliative Care Services
• Baby Friendly Health Initiative – Midwifery services
• Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria – Medical intern training program• Residential Age Care Accreditation Standards – Residential Aged
Care Facility (Maddocks Gardens)
• Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Scheme – Medical Imaging (x-ray department)