WAMS is the first Aboriginal Medical Service in NSW to be accredited (April 2001) with the (National) Quality Improvement Council (QIC) / (State) Quality Management Service (QMS).
We are also accredited for our general practice facilities with Quality Practice Accreditation Plus.
This is a major achievement for us, and we recognise the ongoing commitment required to ensure these Accreditations continues.
More recently WAMS have been involved in developing our service for Accreditation. Accreditation means that a health service, such as hospitals, community health centres and even AMSs, have met standards of clinical practices, administrative management, working with other agencies and conducts programs according to client and community needs. The past three years saw Directors and staff work together to meet these standards. A formal review was conducted and we have been informed that WAMS are recommended for Accreditation.
This recommendation has gone to a national body for endorsement. In September 2001 WAMS have received Certification. We are the first AMS in NSW to be an Accredited health service. Such status will reinforce the professional level of health care that WAMS provide equal to and above some of the mainstream health services.