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National Standards for Safer Better Healthcare

The National Standards for Safer Better Healthcare are the quality standards framework developed by Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) in 2012. These National Standards apply to all healthcare services (excluding mental health) provided or funded by the HSE including, but not limited to, addiction services.

Download National Standards for Safer Better Healthcare (2012)

The National Standards for Safer Better Healthcare:

Please see part one of the National Standards for Safer Better Healthcare for further information and implementation principles.

The aim of the National Standards is to give a shared voice to the expectations of the public, service users and service providers. They also provide a roadmap for improving the quality, safety and reliability of healthcare.

The National Standards are divided into 8 themes

  1. Person-centred care and support
  2. Effective care and support
  3. Safe care and support
  4. Better health and wellbeing
  5. Leadership, governance and management
  6. Workforce
  7. Use of resources
  8. Use of information

Please see part two of the National Standards for Safer Better Healthcare for the standards, features and service user outcomes associated with each theme.

Contact
For more information on the National Standards for Safer Better Healthcare please contact:
Nicola Corrigan, Development Worker, HSE National Social Inclusion Office 01 6201675 / 087 1689152 nicola.corrigan@hse.ie  

 

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