One of the Robert Schuman Hospitals in Kirchberg has achieved considerable success in the quality of its medical care. Last year, the hospital was visited by Accreditation Canada International (ACI), an accreditation organisation for medical institutions.
ACI is a renowned body that conducts long-term audits and evaluates medical centres according to various criteria. By achieving Gold Accreditation status, the Robert Schuman Hospitals confirm their ability to provide high-quality health services.
Achieving such status guarantees the highest quality of care and demonstrates that the treatment meets rigorous international standards. This accreditation is a prestigious and trustworthy mark for patients and guarantees that Hôpitaux Robert Schuman clinics ensure patient safety and comply with current medical practices in place.
The cost of accreditation varies according to the size and specialisation of the hospital. On average, it costs between 50,000 and 500,000 euros. This includes the cost of inspections, audits and advice to ensure compliance with accreditation standards. However, the cost is a small price to pay for a high level of quality and patient confidence.
In order to achieve accreditation status, the clinics have undergone a multi-stage evaluation process, which includes checking the organisation's compliance with various standards and protocols. Key aspects assessed include patient safety, clinical quality, risk management, leadership and staff development. In order to receive a positive accreditation decision, clinics had to meet at least 80% of all assessed criteria. This requirement underlines the high quality of healthcare provided by the Robert Schuman hospitals.
In addition to the Hôpitaux Robert Schuman, seven other healthcare institutions in Luxembourg have applied for accreditation. The Centre Hospitalier du Nord (CHDN) and the Colpach Rehabilitation Centre are also seeking recognition for their high standards of healthcare through accreditation. This demonstrates the commitment of all institutions in Luxembourg to continuously improve the quality and safety of the healthcare services they provide.
General accreditation by respected organisations such as Accreditation Canada International is an important point in the development and improvement of healthcare in Luxembourg. It promotes higher standards of care, improves patient safety and supports the quest for international recognition.