Maria Skłodowska-Curie Greater Poland Cancer Centre, Poznań, (here in after referred to as the Centre or GPCC), bearing in mind the well-being and safety of its patients, as well as their needs and expectations, and for the sake of the environment and safety of its staff, in compliance with the highest health and safety standards, has implemented the Integrated Management System consistent with the standards: ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 i PN-N-18001:2004 and put in place the IMS Policy.
The system is implemented and maintained to effectively combat cancer using modern treatment and management methods and employing the latest available technologies, while keeping in mind patients’ needs, expectations and dignity and hoping for their recovery to health.
The Centre’s Integrated Management System embraces the whole organisational structure of the hospital, including external branches.
The Integrated Management System is composed of three management systems:
Quality Management System
On 9 May 2003, the Centre obtained a quality certificate of compliance with ISO 9001:2000 standard confirming a high professional standard of processes carried by the GPCC to fully satisfy our Patients’ the needs and expectations in terms of treatment involving ionising radiation.
Since June 2003, the Quality Management System has been extended to include imaging diagnostics and nuclear physics, as confirmed by a certification audit by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance on 3 March 2004.
Since October 2014, the Quality Management System, compliant with ISO 9001:2008, has covered the whole organisational structure of the Centre, including the external unit – Radiotherapy Unit III in Kalisz, s confirmed by a certification audit by TÜV NORD Polska on 19-21 May 2015.
Environment Management System
In May 2005, the Greater Poland Cancer Centre implemented the Environment Management System compliant with ISO 14001:2004. The standard contains systemic requirements, including legal ones and information regarding significant environmental impacts, and defines rules for supervising actions that affect the environment, e.g. the use of natural resources, effluents and wastes, or energy consumption.
Health and Safety Management System
In May 2005, the Greater Poland Cancer Centre implemented the H&S Management System compliant with PN-N 18001:2004. The standard focuses on the evaluation of work conditions and organisation and employees’ behaviour to ensure the required protection of life and health against hazards in the work environment. Emphasis is also put on the identification by the Centre’s staff of potential risks before they lead to accident at work or job-related disease, so that corrective and preventive actions can be designed and implemented.