Accreditation Day!

MetWest Surgical – the day-only eye hospital located on the first floor – underwent an accreditation survey yesterday.  This involved two surveyors from the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards attending the centre and checking paperwork, asking staff and management questions and making sure that all the processes and policies of the centre match with the industry standards.  This includes looking at our patient satisfaction surveys and their results, ensuring that we have mechanisms in place to prevent/reduce infections and checking that in all the we do we minimise risk to create the safest environment/procedure possible.

At the end of the day, the surveyors congratulated the centre on meeting the standards.

Congratulations to all involved behind the scenes and on the day – well done!

Thank you to our surveyors for making the day as smooth and positive as possible.

Thank you to our patients and their carers – especially those to whom the surveyors spoke to yesterday.

Are you medications helping or hindering?

This week is “Be Medicinewise week” – how medicinewise are you?  Take the medicine challenge.

It is important that when you come to see your Ophthalmologist that you let them know all the medications that you are currently using.  Some medications can interact with your eyes or your eye treatment.  By ensuring that all your doctors know your current medications you assist them in making the best decisions for your care.

Education Day

MetWest’s Medical Director, Dr Robyn Armstrong, and the centre’s staff spent Saturday 27th September undergoing their annual training day, encompassing CPR, First Response Fire and Manual Handling – photos to follow in the next few weeks.