Credentials and Accreditation

South Pacific Private is a registered Acute Care Psychiatric Hospital, fully licensed by the NSW Department of Health, SPP is accredited by the Australian Council on Health Care Standards (ACHS).

We have several robust measures in place, including participation in the nation-wide Health of the Nation Outcome Scale. (HoNOS). Results indicate that our outcomes are comparable to other hospitals in terms of symptomatic improvement but superior in terms of psycho-social and long-term recovery.

SPP has maintained accreditation with the Australian Council of Healthcare Standards since 1994 and actively maintains a comprehensive Quality Improvement Plan promoting effective governance and continuous improvement practices.

In July 2012 the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care along with the National Mental Health Commissions, began a project to assess the method in which national standards are used in mental health services. The result of this assessment was the establishment and implementation of the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards.

Staff at South Pacific Private enthusiastically embraced this accreditation process in 2013. The hospital achieved accreditation with no recommendations for improvement.  In addition to achieving full accreditation within the specified timeframe, South Pacific Private was also awarded merit in Standard 2 (partnership with consumers) which is specific to the approach, policy and procedure embedded at South Pacific Private with respect to our partnership with consumers, carers and patients in the provisioning of health care services provided.

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Finally, South Pacific Private is delighted to be a teaching hospital of the University of Sydney.  South Pacific Private is currently involved in training students from the Sydney Adventist Medical School as part of the University of Sydney.

Please read our recently published article about this relationship here.
South Pacific Private is also a member organisation of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP).