Your Safety Matters
While increased confidence in your appearance through your hair restoration procedure is our goal, your safety and wellness are our number one concern at the Hair Restoration Clinic. When considering any surgical procedure it is important that you feel confident in your surgeon and safe in the facility.
Hair Restoration Clinic, located within Northern Ontario Surgical Centre, is a sterile, modern facility with impeccable safety standards and is one of only sixty-seven CAAASF fully accredited surgical centres existing in Canada. Having been accredited since 1999, we have never wavered in our dedication to maintaining and exceeding the high standards set by the CAAASF.
What does a CAAASF accreditation mean?
The Canadian Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (CAAASF) is a national organization founded in 1990 to ensure that surgical procedures being performed outside a public hospital are performed safely. Their goal is to ensure that member private surgical facilities meet a strict set of criteria in terms of equipment, supplies, and training and certification of medical personnel.
A CAAASF accreditation indicates that a private facility meets or exceeds the standards of a hospital in terms of patient safety and care and ensures that your surgery is being performed in a safe and sterile environment specifically designed to meet your surgical needs.
To maintain accreditation, member facilities must provide evidence through written reports and facility inspections that the standards set by the CAAASF are adhered to in the day-to-day workings of the surgical unit. The Northern Ontario Surgical Centre has been accredited and in good standing since 1999.
Surgery performed at a CAAASF facility must be completed by a fully qualified surgeon who is certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada to perform the specific surgical procedures being offered. The surgeon must be eligible to perform the same surgical procedures in an accredited hospital.
Only an anesthesiologist certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada is able to administer general anaesthetic in a facility accredited by the CAAASF.
All assisting medical personnel responsible for direct patient care must also be certified for their role within an accredited facility, as they would be in a hospital. They must be current members of their respective organizations. These personnel must all have full knowledge of the surgical procedures being performed and be approved by a qualified surgeon.