We are proud to inform you that Hearing and Speech Nova Scotia (HSNS) has surpassed the requirements of the Qmentum Accreditation Canada program and has been awarded Accredited with Commendation: November 2017-2021.
Accreditation is an internally recognized evaluation system that HSNS uses to make sure we continue to meet evolving care standards and provide the highest level of quality care possible. The accreditation process included surveyors visiting HSNS sites across Nova Scotia, reviewing evidence and speaking with staff, clients/patients and families, stakeholders, managers and board members to gain an understanding of HSNS services and operations. By having external surveyors assess our services and operations against national standards, we are able to focus our continuous quality improvement efforts in a way that complements similar efforts from our partners.
This award is a tremendous achievement for HSNS and it would not have been possible without the commitment of HSNS staff, management and our Board of Directors to achieving the highest standard of quality in HSNS services and operations.