Intensive Care Units wishing to apply for accreditation can do so by completing and submitting the Hospital Data Sheet below. This should be submitted under cover of a letter addressed to the Chairman of the Hospital Accreditation Committee, Dr. Michael Anderson.
Applications received are referred to the Committee for consideration at their next meeting, which occur 3 times a year. Based on the application the Committee will consider whether the Unit meets the criteria for accreditation, and if so, an inspection of the Unit will be arranged.
Inspections are conducted by an Accreditation Team which consists of one representative of the Board, a minimum of one local Fellow representative and one local trainee representative nominated by the Regional Committee. The inspection allows the Accreditation Team to formally assess the ICU and prepare a report to be considered at the next meeting of the Hospital Accreditation Committee. At this point the Committee will decide what level of accreditation the Unit should be granted in accordance with Policy Documents IC-1 and IC-3.
Should the Unit not meet the requirements for core intensive care training (C6, C12 or C24) an application for basic training can be considered instead. Please note that intensive care units accredited for core training are also accredited for basic training.
For overseas units wishing to apply for accreditation, the above information applies and further information can be found in the document below 'Accreditation of Core Intensive Care Training in Overseas Units'.
For further information, please contact Natasha Wilson.