The new Standards offer a program for quality and safety that
extends beyond the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality
Health Care (ACSQHC)'s new National Safety and Quality Health
Service (NSQHS) Standards and encompasses all major components of a
health care provider's assessment program.
ACHS continues the strong legacy of its ACHS Evaluation and
Quality Improvement Program (EQuIP) by providing an additional five
standards derived from EQuIP5 Day Procedure Centres
Standards. Together with the ACSQHC's ten standards they
offer a comprehensive performance assessment program.
ACHS will commence surveying to the new program immediately, in
keeping with the implementation of the new NSQHS Standards from 1
Specific areas in the EQuIPNational Day Procedure Centres
Standards which build on the ten NSQHS Standards include:
- Service and Care Delivery,
- Workforce Planning and Management,
- Information Management,
- Organisational Systems and
- Systems for Safety.
With a much wider range of standards covered in EQuIPNational
Day Procedure Standards, day procedure centres will have the
opportunity to grow and expand their capabilities and maintain
up-to-date performance strategies directed at assuring safety and
quality in the delivery of services.
ACHS consulted widely within the industry to ensure a thorough
review of its existing knowledge, with careful consideration given
to the selection of the new standards, as well as the range of
criteria and actions that they incorporate.
For information on the EQuIPNational Day Procedure Centres
program including survey requirements, please contact an ACHS
Customer Services Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone
02 9281 9955.
Access to EQuIPNational
Day Procedure Centres Resources
Last Review Date 27 February 2013