The Fertility Control Clinic’s clinical and non-clinical services are accredited against the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Requirements and other best practice Standards e.g. Core Standards for Safety and Quality in Healthcare (CSSQH) and National Standards for Quality Health Services (NSQHS) Standards.
Additionally, the Fertility Control Clinic is a registered day procedure centre (hospital) and complies with the Health Services Act 1988 and the Health Services Regulations 2002 and other pertinent legislation and regulation. This means that the Fertility Control Clinic’s senior leaders are continuously engaged in evaluating its performance, implementing evidence-based clinical practice, managing risk and promoting a learning culture.
Through successful accreditation, the Fertility Control Clinic can demonstrate to its patients, staff and the community that it is accountable for the safety and quality of the health services it provides.
Quality assurance for you
Accredited Diagnostic Imaging
The Fertility Control Clinic’s provides on-site, accredited diagnostic imaging (ultrasound) services. This means that the patients of the Fertility Control Clinic have access to safe diagnostic imaging (ultrasound) services on the day of their appointment, without the need for outside referral.
An ultrasound is useful when a patient is: uncertain about the date of their last period; has bleeding and/or pain and/or excessive nausea; there is a history of ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy outside uterus); and has had recurrent miscarriages.
Accredited Medical Laboratory
The Fertility Control Clinic has an Accredited Medical Laboratory on site, namely Jolimont Laboratory. Again, we can perform any necessary tests without sending you elsewhere.
The laboratory has an Accredited Collection Centre on site which means patients have access to same day collection and testing.
The types of laboratory tests requested by the Fertility Control Clinic doctors include:
- Urine and serum (blood) pregnancy testing
- Cervical and urethral swabs for Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STIs) e.g. Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae
- Midstream urine analysis for Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) e.g. Escherichia coli
- Blood grouping and antibody screening
- Haemoglobin level (for anaemia)
- Histology (to diagnose biopsies)