The Flinders and Upper North Local Health Network (FUNLHN) have recently celebrated three years of accreditation of their health services from the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards.
The network cares for around 45 thousand people and operates a range of public health services in the region ranging from acute patients, to community and aged care.
Hawker Memorial Hospital, Leigh Creek Health Service, Port Augusta Hospital, Quorn Health Service, Roxby Downs Health Service, Whyalla Hospital and Health Service, and Whyalla Mental Health were all assessed in December 2020 and have been fully accredited according to the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards.
FUNLHN chief executive officer Craig Packard says he would like to thank all staff for their invaluable contributions and dedication to patients.
"The accreditation outcome is a credit to the significant progress FUNLHN has made during the COVID-19 pandemic and further improving patient care in areas including infection control, mental health, Aboriginal health and Country Health Connect community services," he said.
"This is a significant milestone for our region and reflects our ongoing commitment to providing high quality health services to the community,” says Mr Packard.
An NDIS accreditation audit has also been conducted within the network recently and there were no non-compliances identified.