The Sight Foundation Theatre aims to maintain the highest levels of safety and quality in providing care to our patients in a patient centred, caring, safe and supportive environment. Our centre adheres to all statutory, legislative, relevant body guidelines and Australian Standards. To achieve a high standard of care we work together as a team under the management of the Board of Directors, Medical Advisory Committee and Director of Nursing within the following functions:
Sight Foundation Theatre has a well developed safety and emergency procedure in which each staff member has a key role. In the unlikely event of an emergency, remain where you are until a staff member arrives to assist you.
A medical record will be kept of your admission and treatment. This will be confidential with access being limited only to the healthcare professionals directly involved in your treatment. This record will remain the property of the hospital. The contents of your medical record will be divulged only with your written consent, or where required by law. You may request to review your medical record at any time.
The doctor who admits you is responsible for your medical care while you are in hospital. Any questions that you have regarding your treatment should be directed to him or her.
In accordance with the Department of Health Policy, smoking is not permitted anywhere on the hospital campus. It is recommended that you do not smoke before and after your procedure.
A comprehensive program to monitor, assess and improve the quality of patient care. Peer review activities are conducted by the Medical Advisory Committee to ensure that the safest possible care is provided to our patients.
As part of this process we publish information in a newsletter about clinical performance, health outcomes and patient satisfaction. This information is also benchmarked against national standards, where applicable.
Through the use of a detailed ophthalmic clinical pathway our patients receive specialised ophthalmic care. We would very much like to hear our patient’s views that we could use to improve our service.
Governance and Risk Management
The Sight Foundation theatre uses an integrated approach to identify, assess, analyse, evaluate, treat, measure, monitor and control the complex array of risks involved in health care. We take a proactive approach, placing the emphasis on risk prevention to provide the safest possible environment for patients, visitors and staff.
The Sight Foundation theatre has a comprehensive Infection Control program aimed at preventing and limiting the spread of infection through evidence based research to guide clinical practice. Our program consists of education for all stakeholders including auditing of staff practices, infection prevention measures, surveillance, monitoring and investigation of health care associated infections.
Our management and staff make every effort to ensure the environment is safe and comfortable for all who visit our Centre. Infective agents may be transmitted by several routes. If you have a current illness or a non-healing/ed wound, this has the potential to adversely affect your surgical outcome. In such a situation, a clearance may be required from your doctor and any wounds or breaches of skin integrity, e.g. ulcers, will need to be covered by an occlusive dressing.
We employ dedicated specialist clinical staff members to ensure our patients receive the highest standard of care possible in a comfortable and safe environment.
The Sight Foundation theatre undertakes planned and regular biomedical testing and maintenance of its equipment and plant. Audits are conducted on a frequent basis to ensure the environment is safe for all who visit the facility.