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BreastScreen SA is committed to providing a safe, high-quality service that exceeds the needs of our clients while meeting the requirements of BreastScreen Australia's National Accreditation Standards, and the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards. Our services are client-centred, informed by consumer feedback and we are responsive to the needs of all who screen within our program.

Safety and quality

BreastScreen SA has a responsibility to create a service where excellence in clinical and client care can flourish.

Clinical governance, consumer engagement, quality improvement, clinical performance and safe environments are all elements that address safety and quality in our program. We do this though strategies, policies, procedures, processes and people, ensuring the program is accountable for the care it delivers to clients and the community.


BreastScreen SA is accredited by BreastScreen Australia according to its rigorous set of National Accreditation Standards, administered by the program's National Quality Management Committee. The standards address the key program elements of:

  • Participation
  • Cancer detection
  • Safety and harm minimisation
  • Timeliness
  • Client focus.

The National Accreditation Standards set a national benchmark for all BreastScreen Australia services, and BreastScreen SA is subject to an accreditation site survey every 4 years.