Quality & Patient Safety


Quality & Patient Safety at Galway Clinic

At Galway Clinic we pride ourselves on delivering care to the highest possible standard. Our goal is to deliver an efficient, effective and above all a safe service to all our patients and to the communities we serve. We deliver evidenced based care in a meaningful timely manner from a person centred perspective.

Our Vision is for our patients to be the focus of all that we do, and we define our goals and objectives based on their experience.


Our Quality & Patient Safety Department is led by our Patient Safety Executive who works closely with our Executive Leadership Team led by our Chief Executive Officer. The team functions proactively in accordance with our Quality & Patient Safety Programme and Risk Programme. Both programmes are approved by the Governing Entity of the hospital and are guided by the concepts of Innovation, Cooperation and Collaboration.


The Galway Clinic has earned Joint Commission International’s Gold Seal of approval for hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its Internationally-recognised standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organisation’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

Joint Commission International Accreditation

Galway Clinic underwent a rigorous on-site survey this year. During the survey, a team of Joint Commission International expert surveyors evaluated compliance with hospital standards related to a variety of areas, including; International Patient Safety Goals, Patient Assessment and Care, Anaesthesiology and Surgical care, Medication Management, Patient and Family Education, Quality Improvement, Infection Prevention and Control, Governance and Leadership, Facility Management, Staff Qualifications, Education and Information Management. Galway Clinic is so proud to have received accreditation for the fifth time from Joint Commission International, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the world. Staff from across the organisation continue to work together to develop and implement approaches and strategies that have the potential to improve care for the patients in our community. Joint Commission International’s hospital standards are developed in consultation with worldwide health care experts and providers, measurement experts, and patients. The standards are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help our organisation measure, assess and improve performance.