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Your safety and the quality of the care you receive is very important to us. We participate in national and international quality initiatives, which help us to provide you with high quality, safe and reliable care.
Ensuring that our wards and all parts of the hospital are kept clean is vital to preventing the spread of infections and is something we take very seriously.
The Rotunda Hospital is committed to providing high quality, safe and reliable care to all mothers and babies. We take part in a number of quality initiatives both at national and international level.
The following examples show our commitment to improving the care and services we provide.
Risk management is about improving patient safety by identifying and reducing risks which may cause harm or injury to patients.
We all know that things can go wrong and accidents happen in hospitals but it is important that we try to reduce these as much as possible.
Clinical audit is 'a quality improvement process that seeks to improve patient care and outcomes through systematic review of care against explicit criteria and the implementation of change'. Principles for Best Practice in Clinical Audit (2002, NICE).
Put simply - clinical audit is a way of finding out if we are doing what we should be doing and making improvements where necessary.
We have effective security arrangements throughout the hospital to protect
patients, visitors, staff and property. We have alarm systems, access control
and closed circuit television surveillance.