About Us

Our Quality & Safety Performance

At Burnside Hospital, we are committed to delivering safe, contemporary care to every patient, every time.

To ensure the provision of safe, high quality care, Burnside Hospital runs a comprehensive program to monitor, assess and continually improve the quality of the care we provide.


We measure quality through:



Our care and service standards have earned the hospital continuous accreditation by the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) since 1985. In October 2014, ACHS recognised the high quality care delivered to patients at Burnside Hospital by awarding it four years accreditation through its EQuIPNational program


National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards 

The National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (NSQHSS) provide a nationally consistent and uniform set of measures of safety and quality for application across health care services, which Burnside Hospital complies with.


Our performance

View data on our performance here.


Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights 

The Australian Health Ministers adopted the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights in 2008 for use in Australia.  The Charter specifies the key rights of patients and consumers when seeking or receiving healthcare services and was developed by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care following an extensive national consultation process.


The Private Patients’ Hospital Charter 

The Burnside War Memorial Hospital supports the Private Patients’ Hospital Charter under section 73F of the National Health Act (1953). 

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