Quality Improvement and CARF Accreditation

Continuous Quality Improvement

CARF Accreditation


Seal of CARF Accreditation.

CARF stands for Commission for Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.

CARF sets standards of quality by which an organisation providing rehabilitation services is assessed and measured on all the clinical and business work practices involved in its delivery and development of those services.

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CARF ‘Standards’ are the written measures of performance used to assess how well the hospital is serving its patients and to see how it can improve. CARF reviews the standards each year and new ones are developed to keep pace with changing conditions and patient needs.

Accreditation is the ‘recognition of quality’ awarded to an organisation when these assessments are found to have met established standards.

The National Rehabilitation Hospital is proud to have been awarded the maximum Three-Year Accreditation, which will extend to June 2026, when the hospital will be surveyed again by CARF.

Physiotherapy at the NRH

How does CARF Accreditation benefit Patients?

Accredited Programmes have met international standards of performance developed with the involvement and input of patients.  Patients will be assured that the hospital is focussed on assisting each person in achieving his or her goals and outcomes with Care Plans designed meet patients’ unique needs.

How will Staff benefit from Accreditation?

Staff benefit from greater involvement in the team process with increased focus on improved communication at all levels.

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NRH Programmes and Services Surveyed Accreditation (Extends to June 2026)
Home and Community Based Rehabilitation Programmes: Brain Injury Programme (Adults)
Inpatient Rehabilitation Programmes – Hospital: Amputation Specialty Programme (Adults)
Brain Injury Programme (Adults)
Spinal Cord System of Care (Adults)
Stroke Specialty Programme (Adults)
Interdisciplinary Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation Programmes: Brain Injury Programme (Adults)
Spinal Cord System of Care (Adults)
Single Discipline Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation Programmes: Brain Injury Programme (Adults)
Spinal Cord System of Care (Adults)
Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Programmes: Paediatric Family-Centred Rehabilitation Programme
Vocational Services: Brain Injury Programme
Governance Standards Applied
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