We are an iconic provider of hospital-based healthcare, striving to deliver an exceptional standard of care
We comprise several hospitals, health centres, a nationally accredited education provider and a world-class research institute
We are a nationally accredited, hospital-based Registered Training Organisation - the only one of its kind in Queensland
We are part of a collaborative research institute with The University of Queensland and founding partner of the Translational Research Institute
Later this year, Mater Health will be assessed under the latest National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards. These National Standards are designed to maintain and improve the quality of care that healthcare organisations like Mater provide. This year’s assessment process will be different for Mater in two important ways.
Firstly, this will be the first time that Mater Health is assessed as a unified group across Queensland.
Secondly, this will be the first time that Mater is assessed under the revised National Standards introduced in 2017, which ensure a greater focus on mental health, cognitive impairment, health literacy, end-of-life care, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.
The National Standards cover:
It is important that all medical professionals understand how the National Standards affect their work. Compliance with the National Standards underpins Mater’s goal of delivering exceptional standards of care, every time.
Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) assessors are set to visit all Mater sites on the following dates:
Mater is committed to working with our partners, our community, and our healthcare specialists to ensure we surpass the National Standards and continue to deliver a world class health service for our patients across all stages of their healthcare journey.
If you have any urgent questions regarding National Standards, please don’t hesitate to contact Director of Clinical Governance Dr Christine Foley at Chris.Foley@mater.org.au.
You can view the full National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards here.
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