Continuation of the cooperation of the RS Agency for Certification, Accreditation and Health Care Quality Improvement with the Association XY on the Mental Health Project is realised through activities undertaken to achieve the project goal „Promotion of the Accreditation Process of the Community Mental Health Centres (CMHC) in Republic of Srpska“. As a part of these activities, during November 2012, accreditation external assessments of CMHC in four RS Public Health Care Centres were organized.
Members of teams in CMHC Ugljevik, Novi Grad, Doboj and Srbac have in the last period made great efforts to prepare themselves in the short time for external assessment. The registered assessors of the Agency, health professionals employed in CMHC Gradiška, Prijedor, Doboj, Novi Grad, Srbac, Zvornik, Pale and Brčko, through external assessment on the spot on November 12 in CMHC Ugljevik, November 15 in CMHC Novi Grad, November 20 in Doboj and November 29, 2012 in CMHC Srbac, with the use of standard accreditation methods, verified fulfilment of all necessary conditions so the Agency’s accreditation commission, in accordance with the assessors’ reports, with great pleasure awarded the accreditation status to CMHC teams of the mentioned PHC centres.
The Agency uses this opportunity to thank the directors of PHC centres, head of CMHC Ugljevik dr Vasika Drašković, head of CMHC Novi Grad dr Irena Marin, head of CMHC Doboj dr Sladjana Onrust and head of CMHC Srbac dr Aleksandra Gromilić and all employees in CMHCs for recognizing the importance of accreditation in health care quality system as well as for initiative and efforts invested in successful realization of accreditation process.
So far, under this Project, the Agency awarded five Community Mental Health Centres in Republic of Srpska with accreditation status and five more are to be accredited by the end of the project activities.