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Wimmera Health Care Group has successfully achieved recommendation for accreditation from the Australian Council on Health Care Standards for three years.

Wimmera Health Care Group chief executive Chris Scott said this means accreditors who assessed the site this month determined it met the 10 National Standards.

Mr Scott said the two surveyors assessed the health care group in a three-pronged approach.

"The surveyors interviewed staff, verified information we provided, such as policies and procedures, and then completed observations to ensure all the documentation and actions complied with the standards," Mr Scott said.

Mr Scott said the result was a reflection of the hard work and dedication of staff.

"Congratulations to all staff who have contributed to the accreditation outcome, in particular Quality Manager Leanne Seipolt who lead the accreditation process" Mr Scott said.

"Through accreditation we are given the chance to showcase some of our great work against the standards, such as the Victorian Stroke Telemedicine Program and the collaborative work by Allied Health staff in Wyuna implementing a key role for patients and family contacts."

Wimmera Health Care Group Board of Management chairperson Angela Murphy said the recommendation was testament to the organisation’s values.

"This is a very significant outcome for the organisation and one the organisation and community can be very proud of. Accreditation is validation that we are continuously striving to improve the health and wellness of our region," Ms Murphy said.

The 10 National Standards for accreditation are;

 Governance for Safety and Quality in Health Service Organisations

 Partnering with Consumers

 Preventing and Controlling Healthcare Associated Infections

 Medication Safety

 Patient Identification and Procedure Matching

 Clinical Handover

 Blood and Blood Products

 Preventing and Managing Pressure Injuries

 Recognising and Responding to Clinical Deterioration in Acute Health Care

 Preventing Falls and Harm from Falls.

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