The vision and mission of GovernancePlus is to improve patient and client safety outcomes through use of evidence based best practice standards in the health, community, primary care, mental health, aged care and dental sectors.

This is achieved through providing practical advice, support, tools and education that helps to deliver sustainable quality and safety outcomes for organisations, staff and most importantly consumers.

Meeting Industry Needs

A collaborative partnership model is used with all GovernancePlus clients where their success is our success. Since 2012 GovernancePlus has supported many clients across Australia with accreditation/certification requirements in a range of health and community sectors. Specialist reviews of clinical and corporate governance systems can also be provided. Many clients continue to be supported on an as required basis with the objective being to build and sustain long term relationships.

A particular focus for 2019 is to assist organisations transitioning to version 2 of the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards and to support community clients, particularly those delivering mental health services with achieving their first ever accreditation.

A new service is also being offered through this website - Subscriber Resources which can be accessed with an approved log in. This has been developed as a result of adopting the Health Foundation's "the Spread Challenge" ( September 2018) and which will enable subscribers to access tools and information to support continuous improvement. 

 Workshops and self directed learning packages can be provided on an as required basis.  Sandy Thomson has also been appointed as an Educator for the ACHS Improvement Academy.



To ensure currency of practice and knowledge is maintained professional relationships with the following organisations are in place.

  • Australasian Association for Quality in Health Care
  • Australian College of Health Service Managers
  • Australian Council on Healthcare Standards
  • Australian Organisation for Quality
  • Australian Hospitals and Healthcare Association
  • Day Hospitals Australia
  • Governance Institute of Australia

  The GovernancePlus profile is also detailed on LinkedIn which is used to update activities and events.

Service Capability

Access to specialist services is available for the following areas

  • Design advice for new facility builds including licensing and interim accreditation
  • Health fund contracts and 2nd tier funding
  • Infection Prevention and Control risk assessments
  • Specialist reviews of clinical and corporate systems

Community Support

We support community and not for profit organisations through donations.

Commitment to continuous improvement

GovernancePlus has fully maintained ISO 9001:2015 for its Quality Management Systems through DNV-GL. Continuous achievement of these stringent quality systems requirements is a key strategic objective for GovernancePlus and demonstrates that the quality management systems used by GovernancePlus meet the same standards as expected of clients.

GovernancePlus has been awarded the 2017 Western Australian Gold Award for Business Excellence in the Micro Business category. To receive this Gold Award, we were assessed as having a role-model organisational management system.

This builds on achieving the 2015 Western Australia and Australian Gold Foundation Award for Entrepreneurial/ Start-Up Management Excellence.

These prestigious awards are an external validation of the quality of our management systems.

Values and Mission

Our vision is to support quality and safety improvements through our pre survey accreditation/certification, specialist system reviews and education programs.

Our objectives are to;

  • Improve the safety of patient care systems
  • Support the improvement of social care and other support services provided by the non-government sector
  • Provide professional development opportunities and resources for health care professionals
  • Ensure business sustainability through use of effective continuous improvement and risk management systems
  • Contribute to corporate social responsibility

Our mission is to work in partnership with health care organisations and community organisations to implement and sustain best practice patient/client safety, quality and risk management systems


Contact us

Sandy Thomson 0407008289


We welcome any feedback on our services.
Contact info@governanceplus.com.au