Consultation on the draft NSQHS Standards Guide for Ambulance Health Services
Consultation has now closed.
The Commission has undertaken a body of work to contextualise the NSQHS Standards for ambulance health services.
The aims of the draft NSQHS Standards Guide for Ambulance Health Services are to provide support for ambulance health services implementing the NSQHS Standards.
Public consultation will help to ensure the draft Guide meets the needs of ambulance health services implementing the NSQHS Standards.
Consultation now open
Public consultation on the draft NSQHS Standards Guide for Ambulance Health Services is now open.
Consultation is open until close of business, Friday 10 November 2023.
You can provide feedback by:
- Completing a short online survey, or
- Providing a written submission via email to AdviceCentre@safetyandquality.gov.au
You are invited to provide feedback on the whole resource, or alternatively, specific components of the resource that are important to you. Included below are some questions that may help guide your feedback. You can answer all, some, or none of the questions in your feedback. There is no word limit for your responses.
Name of the resource What should the title of the document be to ensure it is appropriate and inclusive? Language How could the language, terminology and glossary be improved so they are appropriate and applicable in the context of your organisation? Gaps What gaps are there in the reflective questions, strategies for improvement, or examples of evidence? Clarification What content requires clarification or rewording? Duplication Is there any duplication of content that could be removed? Usability How could the content be expressed or designed to better support implementation of the NSQHS Standards? Other feedback Please provide any other feedback you have on this guide
The primary aim of the NSQHS Standards is to ensure that systems are in place to protect the public from harm and to improve the quality of care provided by health services.
The NSQHS Standards apply to a broad range of healthcare services, including hospitals, day procedure services and ambulance health services.
The Guide defines ‘ambulance health services’ as multi-disciplinary and bespoke, out-of-hospital health services that provide a complex range of emergency, urgent and non-urgent clinical care, including but not limited to the provision of patient transport to and from health facilities, retrieval and in some cases rescue services. Ambulance services vary and are often designed around consumers, geography, and other environmental factors.
For questions and feedback on the draft NSQHS Standards Guide for Ambulance Health Services, please contact the Safety and Quality Advice Centre via AdviceCentre@safetyandquality.gov.au or 1800 304 056.
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