Accreditation

Victorian health services are dedicated to delivering safe, efficient and effective healthcare to the community. They are required to comply with accreditation standards to either maintain or improve quality of care.

Tap the buttons below for specific information about health service accreditation, including for residential aged care and dental care accreditation. You can search by date and health service.

Scroll further down for more information about the data (measures).

About the data

The above measures look at:

  • health service accreditation (including Dental Health Services Victoria)
  • residential aged care accreditation
  • surgical site infection surveillance status.

About health service accreditation

Heath services (including Dental Health Services Victoria) must be compliant with the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (NSQHS Standards) to be accredited to provide patient care and services. Full compliance is listed as 'achieved'.

More information: NSQHS Standards

About compliance with Aged Care Standards 

In Victoria, a number of residential aged care services are provided by public health services and are subject to national Aged Care Quality Standards.  
It is a requirement that all residential aged care facilities are accredited and maintain full compliance with relevant standards. Full compliance is listed as 'achieved'. 

More information: Aged Care Accreditation Standards

About Surgical Site Infection Surveillance status

A hospital patient can develop a Surgical Site Infection (SSI) after surgery involving an incision or when they have/have had an intravenous line (IV) inserted.

SSIs are surgery complications that can have serious consequences and can result in a patient requiring further treatment.

Data is collected for SSIs that occur in Victorian public hospitals for the following procedures:

  • coronary artery bypass grafts
  • hip arthroplasty
  • knee arthroplasty
  • caesarean section (for The Royal Women’s Hospital and Mercy Health only)
  • ICU central line associated bacteraemia.

Where a health service is equal to or lower than the statewide rate of SSIs, it is listed as 'achieved'. Otherwise it is not achieved.

Data are only shown for hospitals that undertake orthopaedic joint replacements and/or coronary artery bypass surgery and/or have an ICU.

Note

  • There are no statewide result for these measures.
  • Numurkah District Health Service, Cobram District Health and Nathalia District Hospital amalgamated on 1 July 2019 to form NCN Health.
  • Otway Health and Lorne Community Hospital amalgamated on 1 July 2019 to form Great Ocean Road Health.
  • The latest quarterly results are preliminary