Department at QA Hospital gets prestigious accreditation

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AN ANAESTHESIA department has been recognised with a prestigious accreditation.

The department at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham has been recognised through Anaesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation (ACSA).

They are only the 10th department nationally to receive the accreditation which is a voluntary scheme for the NHS that offers improvements through peer review.

The department, led by Dr Marie Nixon and Dr David Jones, had spent the previous 18 months working towards the accolade.

During the review the department was assessed against all areas of practice.

Dr Nixon said: ‘ACSA has been a highly rewarding process in which the whole department has been engaged. It has reminded us to be proud of our department and provides evidence that we are delivering high quality care to our patients.’

Dr Peter Venn, from ACSA, presented the accreditation plaque.