Hospitals are required to be accredited against the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards. doctors performing surgeryThe NSQHS Standards are owned by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC).

QIP accreditation meets the State and Territory jurisdictional requirements for accreditation related to licensing of hospitals and the accreditation requirements of private health funds.

About Hospital Accreditation

Hospitals are required to be accredited under the Australian Health Service Safety and Quality Accreditation (AHSSQA) Scheme. Achieving accreditation demonstrates a commitment to safety, quality and continuous quality improvement within the hospital environment.

QIP offers a simple and uncomplicated accreditation process for hospitals.

QIP accreditation is a cyclic process of internally directed self-assessment, followed by external assessment.

QIP_AccreditationCycle_CLIENTSteps in the accreditation process are:

  1. Registration with QIP
  2. Self-assessment
  3. Application for accreditation
  4. On-site survey assessment
  5. Decision
  6. Monitoring and continuous quality improvement

The accreditation cycle is three years from the date accreditation is awarded. During this time practices can undertake a process of continuous quality improvement. Compliance during the accreditation cycle is monitored with a mid-cycle review.

Standard flexibility

QIP offers flexibility and customisation of standards to suit your organisational needs and those of your local community. These standards are additional to the NSQHS Standards and recognise the extra commitment that your hospital and health services are taking towards continuous quality improvement.

Why choose QIP?

QIP can best support you on the accreditation journey and ensure accreditation is a positive experience. QIP is dedicated to making accreditation a simple and uncomplicated process.

Fee Information

You are invited to contact us for a customised quote to be accredited against the NSQHS Standards.

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