Mount Stuart Hospital Awarded JAG Accreditation for the fourth consecutive year

Mount Stuart Hospital Awarded JAG Accreditation for the fourth consecutive year
Friday 22 June 2018

Mount Stuart Hospital Awarded JAG Accreditation for the fourth consecutive year

The Endoscopy Team at Mount Stuart Hospital is delighted with their latest inspection's outcome. Mount Stuart Hospital have been awarded Jag Accreditation for the 4th year running which demonstrates the Hospital's on-going commitment to the provision of excellent endoscopy services and positive patients' outcomes.

JAG is the Joint Advisory Group for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and is based at the Royal College of Physicians of London. JAG sets the standards for competence in endoscopy and quality assures endoscopy units to ensure that they have the skills, resources and to provide the highest quality care.

In order to achieve accreditation, a hospital must complete GRS (Global Rating scale) census, an assessment tool to evaluate how well the unit performs. An intense assessment day follows which consisting of a presentation onsite, a patient journey audit, decontamination processes and interviews with key staff.

It is an important aspect to maintain to ensure the highest standards of quality are met. JAG accreditation means that Mount Stuart Hospital offers the very best in patient care and diagnosis and has a consistent approach to their practice.

Barbara Fitzpatrick, Endoscopy Lead and Senior Nurse said “I am thrilled that we have achieved the JAG accreditation again, our ongoing changes and improvements have been recognised especially as our services in Endoscopy have vastly improved since we were first awarded. Our new equipment and Endoscopes have improved the quality of the investigative procedures carried out, our dedication to improve the service that we deliver to our patients are of a very high standard, recognised by JAG, with quarterly meetings & valuable feedback from our patients, enable our services to be regularly monitored & audited. So we can strive to always improve our services to patients and Endoscopists at Mount Stuart Hospital. I am proud to lead such a versatile & dynamic team”.

Jeanette Mercer, General Manager added “A great deal of hard work took place during the accreditation process and I am extremely proud of the team and at the outcome achieved".

Mount Stuart Hospital offers a wide range of services to Premium Care Patients - Insured and Self-Funding, and also working together with the NHS to relieve pressure on the public sector and collaborating in the provision of high quality healthcare in the community.

If you would like more information on any of our services, please contact us today on 01803 321 633.

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