What is it, and why are we doing this?
- Accreditation is an ongoing process of assessing organizations against standards of excellence to ensure people have access to safe, high-quality healthcare services.
- It lets PRI measure itself against world-class healthcare standards so we can see what we do well, and where we can improve.
- Accreditation helps PRI focus on quality, safety, and efficiency so we can provide the best services possible to our youth and families.
How does it work?
PRI has been given six “standards” from Accreditation Canada that are relevant to our programs. These standards are guidelines for best practices. We are currently reviewing, improving, and creating new processes, policies, and procedures to ensure we meet the standards we have been assigned. These standards are located in the Staff Portal under “Accreditation”.
What can I expect?
You can expect to hear a lot about Accreditation in the following months! We will be focused on staff training and process improvement to help get us ready. We are updating manuals, reviewing policies, completing surveys, and implementing processes like IPAC (Infection, Prevention and Control) and a formal Ethics Framework.
On March 13, 14, 15, and 16 2023, Accreditation Canada Surveyors will visit various PRI locations to conduct an on-site survey. They may speak to staff and ask questions about where certain documents are kept at PRI, or what training, forums, guidelines, and tools are available.
If you have any questions about Accreditation, please feel free to connect with Brenda Norton who is coordinating the PRI Accreditation efforts. [email protected]