Annual Report 2011/2012 Royal Darwin Hospital Board
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4 Accreditation Royal Darwin Hospital attained Australian Council on Health Care Standards accreditation for a further 3 years following Royal Darwin Hospital has been awarded a continuation of its full accreditation by the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS), following a periodic review in December 2010. ACHS stated that there is strong evidence of the commitment by the whole of RDH staff to continuous improvement of the patient experience as well as improving outcomes of intervention and services. All mandatory criteria in the survey received the required rating and the assessors reported that RDH has responded vigorously, conscientiously and competently to the recommendations from the previous survey. The provision of cancer treatment through the Alan Walker Cancer Care Centre was also shown as a major improvement to services, along with the stroke unit, and the addition of rehabilitation beds. Royal Darwin Hospital is accredited by the following specialist medical colleges: Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and Australian Orthopaedic Association, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Physician - Royal Australasian College of Physicians and The Post Graduates Medical Council.