EQuIP6 Healthcare Support Services

EQuIP6 Healthcare Support Services is a four-year continuous quality assessment and improvement accreditation program for organisations that do not directly deliver clinical care, to ensure that there are systems and processes to monitor and improve the quality of the services provided.

The arrangement of elements under graded ratings that reflect increasing maturity of quality improvement activity has been designed to assist and support health care organisations and health services in their quality improvement efforts.

EQuIP Healthcare Support Services is the only quality improvement program in Australia specifically developed for organisations that provide support services to supplement or assist health care, including, but not limited to:

  • labour outsourcing organisations
  • training providers
  • community services
  • telehealth services
  • housekeeping services
  • professional associations and peak bodies providing support etc. for specific conditions.

 Access to the EQuIP6 Healthcare Support Services Guide, standards and guidelines requires a secure member log-in.

Last Review Date 08 February 2017

EQuIP6 Healthcare Support Services Guide

EQuIP6 Healthcare Support Services Standards and Criteria


Big thank you for the excellent webinar on NSQHS Standard 5 on Tuesday 17 March. The topic was presented in a very clear way with lots of examples of what surveyors would expect to see when on site.

Susan O’Kane-Powell
- Tasmanian Health Organisation - North West