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Safety And Quality Framework 2010-2015 - Act Health

The ACT Health Safety and Quality Framework describes a vision and direction to improve safety and quality in ACT Health and sets out the key activities that will be happening throughout the organisaiton to improve the safety and quality of the service provided to consumers. It includes a summary of safety and quality systems, an outline of the safety and quality governance structure, the education plan to support safety and quality and the Plan outlining specific areas that ACT Health will focus on to improve safety and quality as we move towards 2015.
pdf icon Safety And Quality Framework 2010-2015 (PDF File 152k)
Senior Medical And Dental Practitioners – Appointment And Credentialing Policy

The ACT Government Health Directorate (HD) is committed to the delivery of safe, appropriate and high quality medical and dental services. This is achieved through best practice recruitment and appointment procedures, robust credentialing and defining of scope of clinical practice, regular performance review and routine re-credentialing. A senior medical or dental practitioner (SMDP) may not provide specialist medical or dental services without a valid appointment and without credentialing and a defined scope of clinical practice.
pdf icon Senior Medical And Dental Practitioners Appointment And Credentialing Policy  (PDF File 177k)
Shared Care Guidelines With General Practice Sop

The Standard Operating Procedure for the Development or Review of Shared Care Guidelines with General Practice is a guide for clinical areas of ACT Health developing or reviewing Shared Care Guidelines with general practice. It aims to ensure that all Shared Care Guidelines are developed and reviewed in a systematic, consistent and collaborative manner.
pdf icon Shared Care Guidelines With General Practice - Sop (PDF File 170k)
Smoke Free Environment Policy

Smoking is not permitted in all ACT Health owned and leased facilities, grounds and vehicles, with no exceptions. This policy covers all tobacco products including E-cigarettes and other personal vaporiser products. The policy applies to all staff, patients, visitors and contractors, and other persons who lease or enter ACT Health-owned buildings, grounds or vehicles for any purpose whatsoever.
pdf icon Smoke Free Environment Policy  (PDF File 164k)
Staff Screening And Immunisation Policy

The purpose of this policy is to minimize transmission of disease between staff and patients. Transmission of disease in health care settings is uncommon. Specifically this policy aims to: • advise staff and students of their rights and OHS responsibilities as well as their duty of care to fellow staff, students and users of ACT Health services in relation to diseases outlined in this policy; and • assist ACT Health managers to meet their OHS responsibilities and their duty of care to staff, students and other users of ACT Health services in relation to diseases outlined in this policy.
pdf icon Staff Screening And Immunisation Policy (PDF File 273k)
Strategic Asset Management Policy For Major Equipment

ACT Health requires assets to be effectively managed in accordance with legislation and related ACT Government policies and is responsible for all financial assets procured regardless of physical location. Asset Management is the process of guiding the acquisition, use and disposal of assets in order to manage the related risks and costs throughout the lifecycle.This policy establishes the framework to support future growth and reduce resource commitment to manage major equipment assets within the organisation
pdf icon Strategic Asset Management Policy For Major Equipment  (PDF File 157k)
pdf icon Strategic Asset Management Policy For Major Equipment - Attachment (PDF File 22k)
Student And Trainee Clinical Placement Policy

The ACT Government Health Directorate (Health Directorate) accepts students and trainees undertaking health and health related courses for clinical placement within the Health Directorate facilities. The Health Directorate is committed to providing quality clinical placement, supervision and/or management of student and trainees’ health professions which does not compromise safe multidisciplinary patient-centred care.
pdf icon Student And Trainee Clinical Placement Policy (PDF File 154k)
Suicide Prevention: Managing The Risk Of Suicide In The Act 2009-14

This strategy provides a service development framework to guide an integrated, whole of community approach to suicide prevention across the lifespan in the ACT.
pdf icon Managing The Risk Of Suicide - Fact Sheet (PDF File 99k)
pdf icon Managing The Risk Of Suicide In The Act 2009-2014 (PDF File 480k)
Support Of People With Disabilities Requiring Hospital Treatment Guidelines And Procedures Manual

The Guidelines and Procedures manual has been developed to assist staff with the management and support of people with disabilities requiring hospital treatment. The manual provides advice on planned admissions and emergency admissions. Staff are encouraged to refer to the manual as required.
pdf icon Support Of People With Disabilities Requiring Hospital Treatment Guidelines And Procedures Manual  (PDF File 367k)
Sustainability Strategy 2010 - 2015

ACT Health is committed to the principles of ecologically sustainable development by closely monitoring its use of resources, integrating economic, social and environmental considerations into decision making, and implementing measures to minimise the impact of agency activities on the environment.
pdf icon Sustainability Strategy 2010 - 2015 (PDF File 201k)
Towards Zero Growth Healthy Weight Action Plan

The Towards Zero Growth Healthy Weight Action Plan sets the ambitious goal of zero growth in rates of obesity in the ACT.
pdf icon Towards Zero Growth Healthy Weight Action Plan (PDF File 2296k)
Toys In The Workplace

This standard operating procedure provides information to staff to enable them to minimize risks associated with the provision, use, cleaning and storage of toys in ACT Health facilities. The information provided ensures that toys provided in the workplace are: 1) of a construction that minimizes the risk of harm, 2) able to be rigorously cleaned, and 3) effectively cleaned frequently and regularly to minimize the development and transmission of infection.
pdf icon Toys In The Workplace (PDF File 76k)

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