Recently Byron Private Treatment Centre achieved certification with Sci Qual International against internationally recognised standard ISO9001:2015. Byron Private Treatment Centre in Byron Bay is a privately owned and operated treatment facility specialising in the treatment of substance use disorder, eating disorders and mental health issues, certification means Byron Private can guarantee it clients and their families a level of quality, safety and security not currently adopted across the private sector.
What does this mean for Byron Private Treatment Centre?
We hear consistently from our clients that finding the right private treatment facility is an overwhelming and confusing process in what is already a difficult time. While there are many facilities across Australia providing services to those struggling with addictions, mental health and eating disorders the private industry as a whole lacks a formal regulatory framework resulting in limited accountability for the services provided.
Byron Private has obtained certification to further demonstrate our commitment in providing quality programs in the private sector while bringing peace of mind to our clients and their families. The process of regular auditing to maintain certification ensures we are not only accountable for the programs we provide but a safe, consistent and quality service that most importantly complies with the law.
At the time of writing we are the only private treatment centre in Australia that has successfully achieved ISO quality certification with Sci Qual International. Byron Private can now compete in a new arena of health service delivery, along side private psychiatric hospitals and nationally recognised health service providers.
As the private treatment centre model is a relatively new addition to the health service industry in Australia, the domain has unfortunately lacked the credibility associated with hospitals, creating a gap in the relationship between service provider and consumer. The lack of understanding of the benefits associated with fee paid treatment options as opposed to the private health fund backed psychiatric hospital environment results in many calls from frustrated family members seeking an alternative to the medical model but unsure of where to begin.
In the past the private treatment centre domain has been limited in its capacity to access consumers of health services on a larger scale but with research trends highlighting the benefits of a more integrative, holistic model for the treatment of substance abuse disorders, eating disorders and mental health means the environment is now changing. Along with having the capacity to compete in a more mainstream space, Byron Private is being recognised as an upcoming leader in the field of drug and alcohol service delivery and the treatment of non acute mental health disorders through gaining certification and delivering consistent positive outcomes for its clients and families.
The private treatment centre landscape has been defined by the absence of an overarching body that provides credibility and assurance for consumers of our services, and with Nungkari’s recent certification it is hoped this is about to change.
With the backing of a peak industry body, Byron Private has tendered to be an approved Department of Veteran’s Affairs service provider and more recently has accepted and is currently treating veterans of both current and past conflicts. I am extremely proud of the team at Byron Private Treatment Centre and their achievements and see a future unfolding before us that will allow us to extend the wonderful program we have to more individuals and their families.
About David Godden
David is the Clinical Director of Byron Private Treatment Centre. He is a registered psychologist working in the field of mental health, addiction and associated psychological trauma for the past seven years. David has gained a reputation for working with clients who are experiencing the continuum of psychological trauma and associated addictive behaviours. As Clinical Director at Byron Private Treatment Centre, David plays a leading role in the development and implementation of evidence based interventions for clients experiencing pervasive psychological trauma and addiction.