Cyprus Hospitals Uniting to Advance Safer Care

December 19, 2022

Accreditation Canada (AC) and State Health Services Organisation (SHSO), have united to advance safe and effective care across multiple hospital settings. SHSO is the most recent international organization to embark on a health care accreditation journey in collaboration with AC.


Accreditation Canada (AC) and Cyprus’s largest health care provider, State Health Services Organisation (SHSO), have united to advance safe and effective care across multiple hospital settings. SHSO is the most recent international organization to embark on a health care accreditation journey in collaboration with AC.

The accreditation cycle will begin with Nicosia General Hospital, the largest hospital in Cyprus, serving 25,000 patients for inpatient treatment and 250,000 outpatient clinic visits and Archbishop Makarios III Hospital serving approximately 10,920 patients. SHSO’s other hospitals will join the accreditation process in 2023. AC will work side-by-side with SHSO to achieve its overarching goal of ensuring optimal care in its medical and nursing units to create the safest environment for its patients and workforce.

AC’s international program evaluates health care services against standards of excellence so that patients can feel confident they are receiving the safest care, according to the latest scientific evidence and international guidelines. The accreditation process introduces organizational changes through strengthening learning and quality improvement initiatives.

To facilitate this process, expert surveyors who are multidisciplinary health care professionals will perform numerous evaluations against evidence-based standards. The results will lead to a report detailing areas of improvement as well as areas of success and give the organization actionable guidance on how to meet all standards related to patient safety and care. The process will help SHSO assess and implement quality improvement strategies within their hospitals to deliver safe, high-quality care and to improve patient health outcomes.

Accreditation Canada is pleased to collaborate with State Health Services Organisation on this continuous health quality improvement journey.

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