30 March 2015
Malachite ward has been awarded an AIMS Reaccreditation following a successful peer review visit last year.
AIMS is a standards-based accreditation programme designed to improve the quality of care in inpatient mental health wards, part of an initiative of the College Centre for Quality Improvement.
Through a comprehensive process of review, high standards of organisation and patient care are identified.
It assures staff, service users and carers, commissioners and regulators of the quality of the service being provided.
AIMS accredits acute and assessment/triage wards for working-age adults, wards for older people, psychiatric intensive care units, inpatient learning disability services, inpatient rehabilitation units, adult inpatient eating disorder units and care for young people on adult wards.
This is a reaccreditation which means that the standards achieved through the last rigorous process that took place over 3 years ago on Malachite have been maintained