Day Procedure Services

Day procedure services

HDAA is an Approved Accrediting Agency for Day Procedure Services to the National Safety and Quality in Health Services Standards.

Who needs to implement the national safety & quality health service standards

State and territory health departments have agreed that day procedure services need to be accredited to the NSQHS Standards implemented in January 2013. Day procedure services can confirm their requirements for accreditation to the NSQHS Standards with their relevant health department.

When do day procedure services need to be accredited to the new standards?

Accreditation and re-accreditation to the NSQHS Standards involves assessment against all 10 NSQHS Standards.
A mid-cycle assessment, periodic review or surveillance audit will, at a minimum, involve:

  • Standards 1, 2 and 3
  • the organisational quality improvement plan (or equivalent document such as an operational or strategic plan)
  • recommendations from previous accreditation assessments.

How HDAA can help you implement the NQSHCS standards in day procedure services

HDAA are a specialist health assessment organization, and an experienced provider of accreditation to the health sector and one of the few organisations in Australia that has achieved accreditation by the International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQUA).

We know that it is not always possible to achieve excellence despite trying. We acknowledge this in our work with organisations and do what we can to support you.

When you choose HDAA as your assessment agency you can be assured that we will do everything in our power to make the assessment experience both positive and valuable. Our aim is to walk beside you on your journey to improvement and help you at every stage.

First step

Please contact Suzanne Le Huray, General Manager at or call HDAA on 1800 601 696 for guidance or to arrange a meeting to discuss how HDAA can help you.

Click here to link to the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care website.