Local practice receives the mark of quality as an accredited practice
Macleay Island increased its community health credentials when Macleay Island Medical Centre received a national award of accreditation, demonstrating its commitment to quality and safety within its practice.
Macleay Island Medical Centre received this important recognition from Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL), the leading not-for-profit provider of general practice accreditation services within Australia.
AGPAL Chair Dr Richard Choong said accreditation shows the practice makes a significant investment and commitment to quality on a day-to-day basis, across all levels of the practice team.
“Achieving accreditation is a major achievement for any practice and a clear demonstration that Macleay Island Medical Centre is striving to improve their level of care to both patients and the community,” he said.
“Practices seek accreditation because they want to do their best and view this as another step towards excellence in patient care.”
To achieve accreditation, a practice team works over a 12 month period to implement the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Standards for general practices, (the recognised national standard), which provides a template for quality care and risk management.
The AGPAL accreditation program was developed to provide a range of minimum expectations for patients surrounding safety and care by assessing the practice environment and their processes. Accreditation was developed jointly by AGPAL and primary health organisations and peak bodies, including the Australian Medical Association (AMA).
Areas of focus during an on-site assessment for accreditation include: ensuring vaccines are within their use-by-date and stored at the correct temperatures; that the practice equipment is clean and sterile; practice staff are up-to-date with their training; and the practice has emergency care available.
Dr Choong said accreditation is attainable only through cooperation and communication between staff members.
“Everyone at the practice plays a valuable role in working to meet the RACGP Standards. It gives staff a real sense of pride to work in an accredited practice,” added Dr Choong.
Macleay Island Medical Centre proudly displays the AGPAL symbol for all their patients to see.
“We want community members, nation-wide to know that their wellbeing is our priority. By choosing to attend an accredited practice, patients know they will get quality and safe care that meets the RACGP Standards.”
The practice, located at 14 Brighton Road, Macleay Island has special interest in:
- Skin Checks
- Musculoskeletal Medicine
- All Family Medicine (Including Men’s & Women’s Health and Children’s health)
- Kids Health checks
- Childhood vaccinations & immunisations (Government & private)
- Women’s Health
- Vaccinations / Immunisations
- Allied Health
- Indigenous Health
- Medical Assessments (pre-employments, workplace, health assessments, etc)
- Workcover Consultations
- Sexual Health
- Chronic Disease Management (Asthma, diabetes, obesity, etc)
- Mental Health Care Planning (psychology & psychiatry)
- LGBTI Health
Macleay Island Medical Centre is open from 8.30am – 5pm Monday to Friday, closed Saturday/Sunday and Public Holidays. (we are open next week except for the public holidays).
Our contact details are:
Macleay Island Medical Centre
14 Brighton Road,
Macleay Island QLD 4184
Ph: 07 3450 3704
Fax: 07 3450 3705
Here is the link to our Website where people can get all the information they require on our hours, staff and specialities https://www.mimc.net.au/ they can also book on-line on our website or on our Facebook page.
AGPAL is the leading not-for-profit provider in general practice accreditation services; for further information on AGPAL please visit www.agpal.com.au or free call 1300 362 111.