A nurse checks on a patient in the cancer ward

Departments

Accreditation

Austin Health, like all other health services, must be accredited to receive funding from the Department of Human Services and we choose to be accredited by the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards.

External inspectors called surveyors check all hospitals against a range of standards examining clinical care as well as things like fire safety, waste management and compliance with legislation.

Austin Health has always been awarded the maximum accreditation period, with the last major accrediation in May 2004 lasting until July 2008.