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Cure Day Paarl celebrates
A grand tea, rivalling the renowned spread at the Mount Nelson Hotel, was laid out in the staff room of Cure Day Hospitals Paarl to celebrate the hospital’s third accreditation award. This 21-bed facility in the picturesque town of Paarl, Western Cape, received high praise for its achievement. 23 Jul 2024 Read more

Mediclinic Durbanville celebrates another accreditation milestone
On 20 June 2024, the heads of all units at Mediclinic Durbanville gathered in the conference room to celebrate the facility receiving its sixth successive accreditation award, valid for four years until 2028. This multi-specialist hospital, one of the few in South Africa offering robotic surgery, was not the only one honoured; the adjoining 26-bed Mediclinic Durbanville Day Clinic also received a three-year accreditation certificate. 28 Jun 2024 Read more

Latest accreditations awarded by The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (NPC) Cohsasa
The Uganda Martyrs’ Hospital Lubaga in Kampala, Uganda, is proud to announce that it has received its first full two-year accreditation award from Cohsasa. 28 May 2024 Read more

Deena Naidoo, group nursing services manager, Lenmed (standing) with from left: Jacqui Stewart, CEO of Cohsasa; Dr Kim Faure project lead: SECURE Global Antibiotic R&D Partnership; Dr Ziyanda Mgugudo-Sello head of unit: Professional Services SA Medical Association and Professor Natalie Schellack, head of the Department of Pharmacology, University of Pretoria, and editor of the South Africa Pharmacy Journal.
People wandering into the Sandton Convention Centre last week could have been forgiven if they thought they had walked onto the set of a sci-fi futuristic film for, contained within its four walls, were some of the most remarkable innovations, diagnostics, technologies and services in the field of medicine and health on display. 9 Apr 2024 Read more

Cohsasa accredits the Bank Hospital in Ghana
The Bank Hospital in Accra, Ghana, has received a two-year accreditation award from Cohsasa (The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa) following an external survey in December 2023. This is the second facility in Ghana to be awarded accreditation by Cohsasa. The first was the C and J Medicare Hospital and Diagnostic Centre which was accredited from 2018 to 2020. 12 Mar 2024 Read more

Do not miss the inaugural Hospital Show in Gauteng
Featuring an impressive lineup of experts in the field, the event will delve into the crucial theme of "Ensuring Patient Safety in the ESG Drive". This acronym, which stands for environmental, social, and governance, represents a comprehensive framework for assessing the sustainability and ethical practices of companies. The theme will be explored through panel discussions and keynote speakers. In addition to the conference sessions, there will be an accompanying exhibition showcasing the latest advancements in healthcare. 29 Feb 2024 Read more

Don't miss the inaugural Hospital Show at the Sandton Convention Centre!
The speaker line-up and the conference programme for the inaugural Hospital Show in Sandton on 13 to 14 March is now live. Please see: 19 Feb 2024 Read more

South African health accrediting body is internationally accredited
As the only one of its kind in sub-Saharan Africa, the Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa NPC (Cohsasa) which assesses and accredits a range of healthcare facilities throughout the continent is pleased to announce that it has achieved international accreditation until December 2027. This follows a comprehensive survey by the International Society for Quality in Health Care External Evaluation Association (ISQua EEA) in September last year and not only validates Cohsasa as an organisation, but also endorses the second edition of its Health Facility Standards for Inpatient and Ambulatory Care and its Surveyor Training Programme. 18 Jan 2024 Read more

Top hospital show for South Africa 2024
The inaugural Hospital Show and Conference, set for 13 to 14 March at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, promises to attract a diverse audience, including attendees from across Africa. Co-located with the GP Expo and Nursing Practice, this event is not only free for all HCPs but also offers a valuable certificate of attendance for CPD hours. 16 Jan 2024 Read more

Mediclinic Cape Gate notches up another quality award
There were celebrations recently when CEO of Cohsasa, Jacqui Stewart, presented a four-year accreditation certificate to Mediclinic Cape Gate. It was the fourth time that this 164-bed multi-specialist hospital in Brackenfell in the northern suburbs of Cape Town had been accredited. This time the hospital achieved an enviable score of 98 out of a possible 100 points. 3 Nov 2023 Read more

Mediclinic Louis Leipoldt is accredited a 7th time
Unit heads of Mediclinic Louis Leipoldt in Bellville gathered this week to receive a seventh accreditation certificate from Cohsasa. This 189-bed acute hospital in the northern suburbs of Cape Town has now received its third four-year accreditation award which signals that the facility has quality improvement principles deeply embedded in the DNA of daily hospital operations. 6 Oct 2023 Read more

Cohsasa appoints new board members
The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (Cohsasa) has appointed two new members to its board. They are Dr Brenda Kubheka and Dr Victor Litlhakanyane. 1 Sep 2023 Read more

Latest accreditations awarded by Cohsasa (NPC)
The Selebi-Phikwe Government Hospital, located in the Central District of Botswana has been accredited for a second time for two years. Its first accreditation was from 2019 to 2021. This is a feather in the cap for the Botswana Department of Health and Wellness which has committed itself to a process of accreditation since 2009. 24 Aug 2023 Read more

International academy honours Stellenbosch academic
The most prestigious academy in the field of quality and safety in patient care, The ISQua Academy of Quality and Safety in Health Care (IAQS), has welcomed two new members from Africa - Ethelwynn Stellenberg, emeritus associate professor: Department of Nursing and Midwifery at Stellenbosch University and national chairperson of the South African Medico-Legal Association. She is also a board member of Cohsasa. 13 Jul 2023 Read more

Mediclinic Vergelegen shines in the quality stakes
Mediclinic Vergelegen is setting a pace for quality improvement, patient safety, and accreditation in Somerset West in the Western Cape. The hospital was handed its second four-year accreditation certificate by the CEO of Cohsasa, Jacqui Stewart, this week. This is the hospital's seventh accreditation award since receiving its first one in 1996. With such a long history of compliance with international standards, it is clear, said Stewart, that Mediclinic Vergelegen has quality improvement deeply embedded in its DNA. 11 Jul 2023 Read more

Cure Day Somerset West celebrates second three-year accreditation
It was cake for everyone at the Cure Day Hospital in Somerset West when Cohsasa handed over a second three-year accreditation certificate to Carmen Bester, the hospital manager, and staff. And what a cake it was! Emblazoned with Cohsasa and Cure Day Hospital logos, the large chocolate cake was eye-catching and delicious. 10 Jul 2023 Read more

Cure Day Bellville Hospital has a reason to celebrate
Staff at Cure Day Hospitals Bellville gathered in the foyer in front of a colourful painting this week to celebrate receipt of their three-year accreditation certificate from the CEO of Cohsasa, Jacqui Stewart. Cure Day Hospitals is making great strides in the quality improvement game with nine of their eleven hospitals now in the Cohsasa programme. This high percentage in the Cohsasa quality improvement and accreditation programme signals that Cure Day Hospitals is an organisation that is serious about providing safe and better care to their patients. 5 Jul 2023 Read more

Mediclinic Paarl embraces quality improvement
The hospital general manager and head of units and quality teams assembled in the conference room of Mediclinic Paarl this week to receive an accreditation certificate from Cohsasa CEO, Jacqui Stewart. This hospital has been in the Cohsasa programme since November 1996 and has received seven subsequent accreditation awards. The latest, awarded by the Cohsasa Board in late May when the hospital scored 97, is a four-year accreditation award suggesting that quality improvement is deeply entrenched in the culture of the hospital. 21 Jun 2023 Read more

Resilience in the face of a pandemic
The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa NPC (Cohsasa) has released the names of health facilities that have been accredited at its latest board meeting. Health facilities that receive accreditation awards from Cohsasa must meet extremely rigorous, internationally recognised standards, signifying that patients attending these facilities can expect to receive safe, quality care. 26 May 2023 Read more

Latest accreditations awarded by The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa Cohsasa (NPC)
The Mediclinic Group in South Africa has put its best foot forward with one of the highest number ever of its facilities receiving four-year accreditation awards at a recent Board Meeting of Cohsasa. A total of eight Mediclinic hospitals, scattered throughout South Africa and Namibia, achieved the highest accolade: a four-year accreditation. 17 Mar 2023 Read more

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