St Vincents’ Steve Brierley, Peter Reid and CEO Bob Walsh with Lismore Mayor Jenny Dowell and local member Thomas George, celebrating the hospital’s top accreditation.
St Vincents’ Steve Brierley, Peter Reid and CEO Bob Walsh with Lismore Mayor Jenny Dowell and local member Thomas George, celebrating the hospital’s top accreditation.

St Vincent's Hospital receives 7 top awards

ST VINCENT's Private Hospital has been awarded seven Exceptional Achievements in its latest accreditation report from the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS).

St Vincent's CEO Bob Walsh explained that the hospital ranks itself every two years and ACHS assessors ensure those rankings are appropriate.

The latest result confirmed that St Vincent's Hospital has implemented programs to ensure patients receive ongoing support and care that goes beyond their health issues.

"The hospital has implemented new practices relating to patients who have specific cultural, religious, dietary, emotional and linguistic requirements. These needs are identified either prior to or at admission," Mr Walsh said.

The Volunteer Meal Train program is, according to Mr Walsh, one of the best examples of the level of care provided by the community and the hospital.

The program consists of a large group of "volunteers who help people with feeding difficulties, who come every day and help people who cannot feed themselves".

The CEO also thanked the medical and administrative staff at St Vincent's for "their continuous effort to improve their skills and the level of care they provide each day to our patients".

St Vincent's Hospital and its nursing home treated 16,000 patients every year, with an average admission time of 3.5 days.


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