Launceston General Hospital is a step closer to being a training site again after achieving general accreditation.
Accreditation was achieved after the hospital addressed the core areas it had not passed in its June survey.
During the June survey the hospital was assessed against 209 cores areas, passing 199, which left 10 areas remaining to be ticked off.
A spokesperson for the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards confirmed the hospital was accredited for three years.
“Launceston General Hospital is accredited for three years having now met all the core actions of the national standards,” the spokesman said.
Health Minister Michael Ferguson congratulated the hospital for achieving this milestone and receiving positive feedback from the council.
“This is testament to our hard-working staff and their commitment to delivering the very best in healthcare to Tasmanians,” he said.
“Surveyors commended the LGH for its cleanliness in and around all the wards, and friendliness and enthusiasm of staff. One surveyor said the LGH was one of the cleanest hospitals in Australia.”
Launceston General Hospital lost its accreditation for physician training in January 2017.
The hospital also lost its emergency department accreditation in March 2018 due to not meeting the requirements as a Fellowship of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine training site.