Audiology department maintains UKAS accreditation

Published: 28 July 2021

UKAS

Audiology – Hearing Care at Torbay Hospital is the first service in the South West to receive the internationally recognised UKAS accreditation.

Our Audiology department is celebrating the news that that it has maintained its accreditation with UKAS (the United Kingdom Accreditation Service) against the IQIPS standards of care.

Audiology – Hearing Care at Torbay Hospital was the first service in the South West to receive the internationally recognised UKAS accreditation in 2014, and have maintained this year on year.

A team of assessors visited the department and its community locations in May 2021 to observe clinical practice and facilities. The accreditation applies to every aspect of the service including paediatrics and adults, complex and routine services that are run from our community hospitals, our health and wellbeing centres and at Torbay Hospital.

The accreditation covers a wide range of competences including consideration of the patient experience, efficient use of facilities and resources as well as ensuring excellent safety practices are embedded into the culture of the department.

Accreditation gives the people using our Audiology services, and their relatives, confidence in the diagnosis and care they receive.


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