Accreditation ensures that all public health services maintain the highest standards of quality and safety, and deliver continuous service improvements.

All public hospitals, rural health services, community dental clinics, and mental health services delivered by public hospitals must undergo regular assessments to maintain their accreditation through the Australian Health Service Safety and Quality Accreditation Scheme.

The scheme comprises 10 National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards developed by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC). The standards ensure all health services have rigorous and consistent safety and quality systems.

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