At Asiri Group of Hospitals, patient safety has always been a top priority, based on a framework built on a foundation of knowledge, advanced technology and compassion. In recognition of the group’s continued pursuit of safe and high quality healthcare, Asiri Surgical and Medical Hospitals in Colombo and Asiri Galle and Matara Hospitals have recently received accreditation from the Australian Council of International Health Standards (ACHSI) .
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact lives, there are many challenges facing healthcare organizations and frontline workers. The need to responsibly provide high quality care to patients and the wider community is very high. Obtaining accreditation during a national crisis reaffirms the Group’s commitment to maintaining high standards in patient care, safety and risk management.
ACHSI, a globally recognized organization dedicated to ensuring quality and safety standards in patient care, has achieved accreditation based on the results of its robust program to assess and improve patient care. the quality. The program contains strict requirements covering all clinical, operational and corporate parameters, across a wide range of key service criteria.
Valid for a period of four years, the full week-long accreditation survey was conducted in March at the four hospitals in Asiri. During the rigorous assessment, the business and clinical management teams were interviewed, physical and guided tours were performed, medical records were assessed, and in-depth sessions were held with operational staff and field on health care delivery.
Elaborating on accreditation, Dr Manjula Karunaratne, CEO, said: “As a pioneer in healthcare, we are delighted that accreditation serves as an independent external evaluation of our continued commitment to ensuring high quality care. to patients. Receiving international recognition for the standards of care provided to our consumers is a landmark achievement and reflects our relentless enthusiasm and belief in continuing the important journey towards sustaining high quality care and service to the community.
The accreditation awarded encompasses a wide range of services and activities focused on patient safety, improving services and providing a safe environment for patients and staff. These included the provision of standardized, evidence-based, uniform and holistic healthcare, consistent with the religious and cultural beliefs of the patient, and respecting the rights of patients.
ACHS International Accreditation for Asiri Surgical, Asiri Medical and Asiri Galle and Asiri Matara Hospitals follows the Joint Commission International (JCI) Gold Seal of Approval® for the re-accreditation of Asiri Central Hospital in February 2020 for have demonstrated their commitment to providing safe and effective patients. care.