‘Embarrassing’ hospital survey results

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“IT’s an embarrassment,” says Opposition Leader Alistair Coe after Canberra Hospital failed to meet several areas of healthcare standards, putting it on a 90-day notice to address the issues. 

The ACT Health accreditation survey shows that Canberra Hospital is failing to meet 33 of the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards

“The assessment of the Canberra Hospital is in contrast to what the Minister (Meegan Fitzharris) has been telling the public,” Mr Coe says. 

“Far from being ok, the survey highlighted major policy gaps, a fragmented system, and a lack of direction creating a high risk for the organisation. The report even suggested that on some counts, patient safety was not considered. 

“Minister Fitzharris and her 17-year-old government’s sheer incompetence may cost Canberra Hospital its national accreditation. It’s an embarrassment, and demonstrates the government’s indifference to ensure quality care to patients.”

One Response to “‘Embarrassing’ hospital survey results”

  1. April 18, 2018 at 2:57 pm #

    Surely, if Canberra Hospital has almost lost its accreditation, one or two heads should roll. I believe the ABC report blames mismanagement. Are the people running it qualified to do the job? Fake qualifications are becoming widespread in Canberra.

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