Safety and Quality
Patient Safety & Quality
Quality in healthcare means the best possible health outcomes given the available circumstances and resources, consistent with patient centred care.
Safety in healthcare is reducing the risk of unnecessary harm to an acceptable minimum level. Patient safety is the freedom from hazards due to medical care or medical error in the practice setting. Harm can arise in healthcare, by omission or commission, and from the environment in which the healthcare is carried out.
In reality, the total absence of harm in the healthcare setting is unachievable and so the concept of safety relates to reducing the risk of unnecessary harm to an acceptable minimum level. An acceptable minimum level refers to the level of risk that is generally acceptable given the level of current knowledge, available resources and the context in which care is delivered weighed against the risk of having or not having treatment. (RACGP 2016)
Adelaide Cancer Centre & the Infusion Centre is committed to ongoing improvement of patient care in all areas. We have an excellent record in delivering quality patient care and managing risks, our centre continues to focus on improvements to ensure that our services are safe and that we are minimising risks at all times.
We have a strong commitment to safety and quality and this is reflected in our approach to:
Adelaide Cancer Centre & the Infusion Centre operate under a framework based on an integrated approach to clinical risk management and continuous quality improvement.
This Framework measures four major areas of organisational performance including:
Adelaide Cancer Centre
Suite 10, Level 1,
520 South Road
Brian Fricker Oncology Centre
120 Kensington Road
Calvary Central Districts
25-37 Jarvis Road
St Andrew's Medical
Suite 5, Level 1
321 South Terrace
480 Specialist Centre
Suite 3, Level 1
480 North East Road
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