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Ashford Hospital is a private not-for-profit hospital and is a proud member of the Adelaide Community Healthcare Alliance Inc. (ACHA) in South Australia.
Ashford Hospital is located 5 km south west of Adelaide in South Australia. With 239 beds, it is South Australia’s largest private hospital and considered a centre for clinical and medical excellence.
The hospital performs a broad range of diagnostic, interventional and surgical procedures. Ashford is fully equipped with a level 3 intensive care unit, a high dependency unit, a cardiac care unit, a cardiac surgical unit and a level 2B Nursery. A comprehensive range of facilities including, Medical Imaging and Pathology on site supports these services.
2008 saw Ashford Hospital embark upon an $8 million theatre expansion project which added three new state of the art digital theatres and a colonoscopy and endoscopy room.
Ashford Hospital is complemented by an Emergency Service. This service is open between 8am and 10pm, 7 days per week. After hours patients experiencing chest pain, shortness of breath or other cardiac symptoms can attend the Chest Pain Centre by calling an Ambulance.
Ashford Hospital is recognised as a Centre for Maternity and Cardiac services, and has the convenience of a Specialist centre, Radiology and Pathology located on-site.
Our vision, mission and values describe the underlying principles by which ACHA functions.
They influence all aspects of ACHA's operations and provide staff with a sense of shared identity and cultural expectation.
To be the first choice for private health Services for South Australians
We are a group of private hospitals in Adelaide that provides an integrated range of quality medical, surgical and related health services in a safe environment./p>
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Adelaide Community Healthcare Alliance Incorporated (ACHA), which comprises, Ashford Hospital, Flinders Private Hospital and The Memorial Hospital is a fully accredited member of the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) who work in partnership with us in establishing standards and procedures, which underpin the primary goal to provide the best quality of service and care.
ACHA received a full four-year accreditation following survey in July 2009, gaining EA (Excellence) for 6 of the criteria in Care Evaluation, Discharge & Transfer, Infection Control, Falls Management, Incident and Complaints Management, and Clinical & Corporate Policy.
The surveyors noted that staff, managers and Visiting Medical Officers on each
ACHA campus is clearly committed to the provision of high quality care and services to patients. Whilst the surveyors recognised that the three hospitals have different physical environments, all three are welcoming and well presented facilities.
he surveyors also stated ‘the staff are welcoming and demonstrated a knowledge and commitment to the continuous improvement cycle’.
The next scheduled ACHS periodic Survey is due in July 2011.
ACHA’s commitment to quality improvement is ongoing, and current projects include:
|practice.||Comprehensive review of Clinical Documentation and evaluation of processes implemented to improve|
|controls||Implementation of the Integrated Risk Register and supporting systems to ensure continual review of|
|Implementation of national safety and quality strategies, e.g. hand hygiene, patient identification, World Health Organisation Surgical Safety Checklist|