1st May 2012- Clane General Hospital and Fertility Clinic were given a highly commended this evening at the Quality Improvement Awards by CHKS in London. We were shortlisted to the last six of all Hospital's and NHS Trusts who received their accreditation during 2011 so thia is a great achievemnet for this small establishment.
28.09.2011- Clane General Hospital and Fertility Clinic formally received our Accreditation Certification from CHKS at a patient safety conference held in the R.C.S.I. in Dublin yesterday afternoon. Our next formal inspection will be due now before October 2013 however we are subject to spot checks from CHKS (... HERE) in the interim.
QUALITY CARE & PATIENT SAFETY
Clane General Hospital is dedicated to providing excellence in the delivery of high quality acute hospital care with a continuing focus on meeting the needs of patients to the highest achievable standard in the in-patient, day-care, out-patient and primary care areas.
We are proud of the fact that we were the first of the Independent Hospitals to be accredited in Ireland back in 2002. By using this independent inspection process we can assure that we deliver and continue to improve our standards of care and service to our clients.
At that time, in 2002, we received accreditation from the Joint Commission International.
Since 2007 we have used the services of CHKS to ensure that we meet with International Standards. These healthcare standards focus on Patient Safety, Patient Experience, Clinical Governance, Leadership and Staff Experience.
Our Quality & Risk Manager, Ger Reynolds, has been the Quality lead for Clane General Hospital since she joined the Hospital team in early 2009. She extended her role to cover the Quality needs in the Fertility Clinic in November 2010 alongside taking responsibility for all aspects of Risk across the organisation.
Ger has an extensive nursing background, to a senior level, for over 30 years primarily in Haematology/Oncology. She has previously worked at clinical specialist level on St. John's Ward in Crumlin- the paediatric Bone Marrow and Cancer specialist unit for Ireland. Before joining us here in Clane she was the Directorate Nurse Manager for the National Bone Marrow Transplant, National Haemophilia and Medical Cancer services at St. James' Hospital. She is a trained ISO Lead Auditor and surveyor for CHKS, our partners in Accreditation.
Should you require any further information about our quality standards, or indeed any other information please contact our Quality/Risk Manager, Ms. Carol Tutty, at +353 45982300 or e-mail her at email@example.com