West Wimmera Health Service has presented the entire organisation for a variety of accreditation surveys conducted by independent surveyors.

The result - West Wimmera Health Service enjoys optimum accreditation across all services, programs  and activities.

Type of AccreditationOutcome

Australian Council of Healthcare Standards (EQuIP5)


  • Organisational wide survey conducted in December 2012
  • Full, four year accreditation status awarded
  • Outstanding Achievement was conferred in two areas, Research and the work undertaken to improve Buildings, Signage and Equipment – awards that acknowledges the leadership West Wimmera Health Service demonstrates for others.
Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency (ACCA)
  • ACCA conducted surveys of all Residential Aged Care Facilities during 2012 – 13 with this Service gaining full three year accreditation status, with compliance in all 44 criteria;
  • Subsequent ‘Unannounced Site Visits’ have occurred at all homes and maintenance of full accreditation status was achieved

Home and Community Care (HACC)


  • In December 2012 all HACC programs were surveyed against the National Community Care Common Standards; full compliance was attained in all standards
Disability Services Accreditation
  • A review by International Standards Certifications was undertaken in July 2012 against Disability Service Standards, with full and ongoing compliance noted
Diagnostic Imaging (X-Ray)
  • A Stage II Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Audit was conducted by Health and Disability Accreditation Australia with full accreditation status granted: valid from 16 May 2012 to 16 May 2016
Community Aged Care Packages (CACP) and National Respite for Carers Program (NCRP)
  • The Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing reviewed the CACP and NRCP programs in September 2012 with each program successfully meeting the National Community Care Common Standards.