Cornerstone Accreditation

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) have given their “warrant of fitness” CORNERSTONE to the Nirvana Health Group network of clinics. This is the first time RNZCGP awarded this quality accreditation to a “group of 21 clinic practices” rather than an “individual stand-alone practice”. This is a testament of the quality and uniqueness of the standardized systems, processes and procedures of the Nirvana Health Group.
CORNERSTONE provides a critical way for practices to demonstrate their commitment to high quality patient-centered healthcare and assure patient safety. Practices are required to meet more than 200 standards reviewed by at least two experienced external assessors.   CORNERSTONE Accreditation is a process designed to improve the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of a health care facility as a means to assess the organisation against the national standard for New Zealand General Practices, Aiming for Excellence.
This network-wide accreditation is the fruit of many years of hard work initiated by its founder Dr Kantilal Patel and his close collaborators throughout the 38 years of service to the community. Dr Patel is humbled by this recognition. “Through the years, we have developed a standardized system that is rigorously observed throughout the whole network of clinics. This is definitely not an easy task but demands insight into the needs of our patients and the application of robust IT infrastructure”.
The list of NIRVANA clinics currently CORNERSTONE accredited are as follows: East Tamaki Healthcare – Airport Oaks, Bairds Road Accident and Medical Centre, Glen Innes Clinic, Mangere Accident and Medical Centre, Chapel Park Clinic, Dannemora Clinic, Dawson Road Accident and Medical Centre, Manurewa Clinic, Otahuhu Clinic, Otara Mall Clinic, Sandringham Clinic, Sylvia Park Clinic, Clendon Medical Clinic, East Tamaki Clinic, Mangere Bridge Village Family Health Centre, Manurewa Trust Health Care, Ranui Medical Centre, Lincoln Rd Medical Centre, Wai Health Clinic, Mt Roskill Medical and Surgical Centre and Stoddard Road Clinic.

Cornerstone Practice Accreditation- Royal New Zealand College of General Practice

All ETHC clinics have achieved the RNZCGP’s Cornerstone Practice Acceditation.

‘Meeting the Challenge’ was the theme of the July 2007 Annual Conference of the RNZCGP held in Rotorua. At this event RNZCGP hosted a special ceremony to acknowledge East Tamaki Healthcare’s achievements; and the awarding of the Fellowship to seven of our doctors.