The Fertility Control Clinic has an on-site day hospital (East Melbourne Day Procedure Centre) whose services are accredited against the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards. This means the Fertility Control Clinic’s governing body are engaged in evaluating the facility’s performance; implementing evidence-based clinical practice; managing safety and risks; and promoting a learning culture.
The on-site hospital is also audited by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to ensure compliance with the Health Services Act 1988, the Health Services Regulations 2002 and other important legislation and regulations.
Through successful accreditation and regulatory compliance, the Fertility Control Clinic can demonstrate to its patients, their carers, community and staff that it is accountable for the safety and quality of the surgical and medical services it provides in sexual and reproductive health.
The Fertility Control Clinic provides on-site diagnostic imaging (ultrasound) services that are accredited against the Practice Accreditation Standards for the Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Scheme (DIAS). These Standards are also aligned with the NSQHS Standards which means that the ultrasound services are not only best practice but safe and high quality.
An ultrasound is useful when a patient is uncertain about the date of their last period; has bleeding and/or pain and/or excessive pain; there is a history of ectopic pregnancy; and for recurrent miscarriages.
The Fertility Control Clinic provides on-site pathology testing through Jolimont Laboratory. The laboratory also has an Approved Collection Centre. The pathology tests provided by Jolimont Laboratory are National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) accredited for ISO 15189 Human Pathology. This level of accreditation ensures the pathology services are of the highest level of safety and quality.
The laboratory staff can collect and test samples for a variety of pathology tests including: