Mental health clinic upholds high quality care

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The Geelong Clinic is upholding its reputation for high quality care, particularly for post-traumatic stress disorder patients achieving accreditation by the Australian Council Hospital Standards (ACHS).

General Manager of The Geelong Clinic, Janine Haigh, said the survey was a first for Healthscope and Geelong.

“Our team work amazingly hard and their dedication and commitment has been rewarded with The Geelong Clinic meeting all required standards.

“Our focus is always to provide our local community with the services they need to avoid lengthy travel for patients and time away from their loved ones. Our ACHS accreditation demonstrates clearly that quality health care with a focus on patient safety is available right here in Geelong,” said Ms Haigh.

The clinic undertook the extensive accreditation to show they are across national standards, mental health standards and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) standards.

The PTSD team were highly regarded in the accreditation process for their focus on providing care for Australian veterans.

“The high praise attributed by ACHS to the PTSD team is well rewarded, they work tirelessly to provide an all-encompassing mental health service. Our patients often state the programs are targeted to their exact, individual needs,” said Ms Haigh.

The Geelong Clinic provides a range of mental health services in Geelong, the greater Bellarine and surrounding regional areas.

“With the increasing demand on mental health services in our area, our team understand the need to provide patients with comprehensive services. Paramount is the ability to provide quality and safe healthcare services that assist with our patient’s rehabilitation,” said Ms Haigh.

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