Cobalt Hospital Achieves Re-accreditation of JAG

Cobalt Hospital are proud to achieve reaccreditation of JAG. Joint advisory group (JAG) visited the site during January, and successfully awarded the Endoscopy department with re-accreditation.  Jag is the ‘gold standard’ for Endoscopy services within the NHS and Independent sector hospitals.  With the hospital achieving the accreditation patients can be assured that the endoscopy unit provides safe and high quality care to all patients.

Accreditation is a supportive process of evaluating the quality of clinical services by guiding services through a quality framework. Accreditation promotes quality improvement through highlighting areas of best practice and areas for change, encouraging the continued development of the clinical service. Accreditation is a voluntary process for services to engage in.

Having developed standards with a multi-professional group of clinicians, managers and patients, services participating in JAG accreditation work to an accreditation pathway which involves self-assessment and quality improvement against the standards. Accredited services submit evidence annually to demonstrate that they are continuing to meet the standards and have a 5-yearly on-site assessment carried out by our experienced assessment team.

Vicki Turnbull, Endoscopy Manager said:

“All of the Consultants, Nurses, and Decontamination Technicians have worked very hard in order to help the department achieve the accreditation. A big thank you to all of the team for their hard work, I am extremely proud”

Cobalt is very excited to been chosen for delivery of new Olympus Endoscopy Equipment (pictured below with the team).  This will further enhance the patients care as it top of the range equipment.  The endoscopy team look forward to welcoming endoscopy patients.


Notes to Editors

Cobalt Hospital is part of Ramsay Health Care, a global leader in the independent healthcare sector with 480 facilities across five countries and 34 hospitals in the UK.  Cobalt Hospital treats private, insured and NHS patients across a range of treatments and services including: Orthopaedics, General surgery, Gastroenterology, Vascular Surgery and Cosmetic Surgery.