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We were able to achieve a “Satisfactorily Met” rating against all the core items in standard 1,2 and 3 of the National Safety and Quality Health Service standards.

Further, we were able to achieve 8 items that were deemed “Met with Merit.” This is an outstanding achievement and represents Alwyn’s continued commitment to quality improvement. These were in the following areas:

Action Item
1.8.3 – Systems exist to escalate the level of care when there is an unexpected deterioration in health status.  2.1.1 – Consumers and/or carers are involved in the governance of the health service organisation.
2.2.1 – The health service organisation establishes mechanisms for engaging consumers and/or carers in the strategic and/or operational planning for the organisation.
2.8.1 – Consumers and/or carers participate in the analysis of organisational safety and quality performance.
3.14.1 – An antimicrobial stewardship program is in place.
3.14.2 – The clinical workforce prescribing antimicrobials have access to current endorsed therapeutic guidelines on antibiotic usage.
3.14.3 – Monitoring of antimicrobial usage and resistance is undertaken.
3.14.4 – Action is taken to improve the effectiveness of antimicrobial stewardship.
Congratulations to all the hard working team at Alwyn for such a fantastic result.

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