Jul. 4/14

The SFN Health Team has been informed by Accreditation Canada that the Snuneymuxw Health Centre meets its national standards and has been fully accredited! This is similar to other health institutions such as VIHA and the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.

“This is a major accomplishment for our Nation”, commented Health Administrator, Sandra Good. “It has been a three year journey for our Health Team and the result is that we have achieved a major accomplishment that will benefit the entire community.” The accreditation was announced on June 6, 2014 following a three-day survey of the Health Centre’s policies, practices and intensive interviews with SFN leaders, Health Team members and cli-ents of the Health Centre.

The accreditation surveyors found that the Health Centre met 320 of Accreditation Canada’s standards and only missed 10 criteria. “The organization is commended on its commitment to using accreditation to improve the quality and safety of the services it offers to its clients and its community”, the final Accreditation Canada report said.

The Accreditation Canada surveyors reported: “Clients interviewed reported very positively on the care and services they have received. Some clients stating their lives have changed for the better. The clients also reported a ‘home-like atmosphere’ at the Health Centre. There were no negative comments received from clients.”

The Health Team achieved a perfect 100% score in two essential categories, Home Support Services and Aborigi-nal Community Health and Welfare. In two other categories--Infection Prevention and Control and Leadership for Aboriginal Health services--ratings of 93% and 95% were achieved.
“We are very proud of everybody involved, from Chief and Council, our partners and every member of the Health Team. Without their total effort, this would not have been possible”, Sandra said.


Pictured: Sandra Good along with Accreditation Canada surveyors Debbie Davis Van Every and Linda Sundevic.