BAHS QIC Accreditation
BAHS have been building on the strengths of the organisation and hit some significant milestones over the previous 12months.. BAHS have managed to secure full time Dental Services, a new Chair for the Dental team, uncontested 3 year funding cycles from NSW Health, 2 year Domestic Violence prevention funds, full service and maintenance funding to the BAHS buildings as well as an increase in the Medicare revenue intake, a consistent GP service and full clinical and operational accreditation.
CEO Phil Naden said that, "Bourke Aboriginal Health Service increased its community health credentials when the health service received a national award of accreditation, demonstrating its commitment to quality and safety with its practice." A big thankyou must go out to the Managers, Karen Harding and Rose Gordon as well as all staff, with navigating the organisation through the accreditation process. The milestones listed have sent a strong message to Government, Community and other Health Organisations, that BAHS is, an organisation fit for purpose.
BAHS now hangs proudly; their accreditation certificate's in their offices and displays these credentials with pride. This is BAHS fourth Clinical accreditation cycle and second whole of service cycle over a period of 4 years. This is "ongoing good practice"
A big "Thank you" goes out to Karen Harding who has now left BAHS for new employment in the gaining these accreditation credentials. The Board, Management and Staff wish Karen well in her future endeavours.