Governance

Quality and Safety Indicators

We assess our level of performance for a range of patient quality and safety indicators in relation to established national standards.

Unplanned Re-Admission to Hospital Within 28 Days

Canberra Private Hospital collects and reviews statistics on patients who have an unplanned re-admission to hospital within 28 days of discharge.  We review all cases as this enables us to monitor how effective our discharge planning processes are.

The graph shows the number of patients who were re-admitted to Canberra Private Hospital within 28 days of discharge for the first 6 months of 2016. NB: A lower rate is preferred.


Hand Hygiene

Hand hygiene is a general term referring to the use of soap & water or a waterless hand rub to cleanse your hands.

When we are fit and healthy we can usually defend ourselves against many germs. Often our natural defenses are weakened when we are not well or after an operation.

It is important to perform hand hygiene as you enter and leave the hospital and also:
–          After going to the toilet
–          After blowing your nose
–          After smoking
–          After handling/patting animals
–          Before, during & after preparing food
–          When your hands are visibly dirty.

Canberra Private Hospital regularly assesses how often staff wash/clean their hands in accordance with Hand Hygiene Australia’s ‘5 moments’. These 5 moments of hand hygiene have been identified as the critical times when hand hygiene should be performed by staff.

For more information about hand hygiene please refer to the brochures available in the hospital or via the link below:
Hand Hygiene Australia brochure


Healthcare Associated Infections

Canberra Private Hospital aims to minimise the risk of infection to our patients, staff and visitors.

Healthcare associated infections are infections that occur as a result of healthcare interventions and are caused by micro-organisms—such as bacteria and viruses. The risk of getting infections depends on how healthy you are, how long you have been in hospital, and certain medications that you take (including some antibiotics).

We strongly recommend that family or friends who are unwell avoid visiting patients while they are in hospital.


Falls Prevention

The risk of falling can greatly increase when admitted to hospital. While some falls cause no injuries, others can cause serious harm. Falls can also result in people fearing further falls and make it harder for people to stay independent.

There are usually a number of reasons for someone falling. These may include:
–          weakened state
–          being unwell
–          poor balance
–          incontinence
–          unfamiliar environments and obstacles
–          poor eyesight
–          unsafe footwear
–          some medicines

Preventing falls is a priority for us, so we assess all of our patients on admission and throughout their stay to identify those patients who are at risk of falling. We then provide these patients with a range of falls prevention strategies whilst in hospital and when they go home.

Preventing falls is a priority for us, so we assess all of our patients on admission and throughout their stay to identify those patients who are at risk of falling. We then provide these patients with a range of falls prevention strategies whilst in hospital and when they go home.

At Canberra Private Hospital we document and investigate every fall and take action to reduce the number of falls that occur.

For more information about falls prevention please refer to the brochures available in the hospital or via the links below:
Info for those at risk of a fall
Falls prevention in hospital


Pressure Injuries

A pressure injury is a wound or reddened area of skin caused by prolonged pressure on the skin.  To prevent a pressure injury whilst in hospital it is important to regularly change position in bed and walk or move around as much as possible.

We assess all of our patients on admission and throughout their stay to identify those patients who are at risk of getting a pressure injury.  We then provide these patients with a range of pressure injury prevention and management strategies whilst in hospital and when they go home.

For more information about pressure injuries please refer to the brochure available in the hospital or via the link below:
Pressure injuries information for patients and families


Unplanned Return to Operating Room During Same Admission

Canberra Private Hospital performs many surgical operations each year.  Occasionally patients return to the theatre to treat problems that may unexpectedly occur after surgery eg. bleeding.

Canberra Private Hospital reviews all cases to ensure we provide our patients with the best possible care. We are proud of our track record of outstanding Quality and Safety across the range of Clinical Indicators.


Contact us

Equinox Business Park, Building 2,
Level 3, 70 Kent Street, Deakin, ACT.
Main hospital reception is located
on Level 3.
Canberra Specialist Centre is located on Level 1.
Visiting hours
Monday to Sunday 10am to 8pm
P: (02) 6173 3733
F: (02) 6173 3701