SCDS has extensive internal auditing and surveillance and external auditing programs to ensure we comply with all standards, regulations and legislation.
Infection Prevention & Control Program
Skin Cancer Day Surgery has a comprehensive infection prevention and control program in place. Our facility and staff are regularly audited for compliance with:
AS/NZS 4187:2014 – Reprocessing of Reusable Medical Devices in Health Service Organisations
ACORN Standards for Perioperative Nursing 16th Edition
NHMRC – Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection (2019)
All Patients are risk-assessed as appropriate for surgery at Skin Cancer Day Surgery prior to admission. Should a patient not meet our admission criteria, the treating doctor will make alternative suitable arrangements.
Credentialing of Medical and Nursing staff
All medical and nursing practitioners are credentialed according to DHHS Regulations. Medical staff are re credentialed every 3 years. Should you like any further information on our risk management program, pre admission risk assessment program and /or our medical and nursing credentialing policies, please contact the Director of Nursing.
Skin Cancer Day Surgery operates under By-Laws that support and facilitates a quality health service that delivers safe care. The By-Laws:
establish the principles applying to the accreditation and defining scope of practice of practitioners
govern the relationship of Skin Cancer Day Surgery with its accredited practitioners
set out rules for the conduct of accredited practitioners at Skin Cancer Day Surgery
outline the obligations on accredited practitioners in relation to the safety and the quality of care of patients
ensure that a clinical governance framework is in place to evaluate, monitor and improve the quality and safety of the services provided
set out the scope of practice for services the facility can safely support
To view a full copy of the current Skin Cancer Day surgery By-Laws, please click here.