Healthcare Trends 2018

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Cape hospitals invest in water supplies
Cape hospitals invest in water supplies

Private hospitals are not taking any chances with Western Cape Premier Helen Zille's promise that water supplies to their facilities will be maintained in the event of Day Zero...

By Tamar Kahn 2 Feb 2018

Dr Brian Ruff
#BizTrends2018: Private healthcare in SA - continued decline and a solution

We entered 2017 reeling from a series of double-digit medical insurance premium hikes...

By Dr Brian Ruff 10 Jan 2018

Dr Dumisani Bomela, CEO of the Hospital Association of South Africa
#BizTrends2018: Let us lay myths to rest and get on with healthcare provision

At the Hospital Association of South Africa (Hasa) 2017 Conference last year, two private hospital chief executives and the head of the largest medical funder in the country laid to rest the myth that the private sector is implacably opposed to universal healthcare.

By Dr Dumisani Bomela 8 Jan 2018

Labour Court upholds Shevel son's dismissal from Headache Clinic
Labour Court upholds Shevel son's dismissal from Headache Clinic

The Labour Court has upheld a ruling that a father was correct in firing his son from his medical facility in Johannesburg...

By Naledi Shange 22 Dec 2017

Latest accreditations of hospitals and clinics from the Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa
Latest accreditations of hospitals and clinics from the Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa

A COHSASA accreditation award means the healthcare organisations have entered a rigorous quality improvement programme and have been assessed against, and comply with, standards recognised by the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua)...

Issued by COHSASA 8 Dec 2017

Dr Justin Gavanescu, general manager of Netcare Milpark Hospital, and Dr Skhumbuzo Ngozwana, president and CEO of Kiara Health, distributors of the Xenex
Netcare employs bots in war against superbugs

To counter the threat of antimicrobial resistance, Netcare is teaming up with robots that seek and destroy viruses and bacteria within minutes...

5 Dec 2017

Netcare Milpark Hospital
Desalination one of Netcare's options

Netcare is investing in desalination technology and is conducting a feasibility study on reusing sewage water in its South African facilities, CEO Richard Friedland says...

23 Nov 2017

BMI Healthcare hospital
Netcare to restructure UK business

Netcare planned to restructure its UK business after buying out minority shareholders...

22 Nov 2017

Mediclinic calls quits on Spire takeover
Mediclinic calls quits on Spire takeover

Mediclinic International on Monday morning halted its takeover bid for its London-listed associate Spire Healthcare...

By Robert Laing 21 Nov 2017

MediFin announces its Top Loyalty Doctors for 2017
MediFin announces its Top Loyalty Doctors for 2017

MediFin Financial Services, a pioneer in the medical finance industry, has awarded their Most Loyal Partners. The awards recognise business partners that display great customer service, strategic alliance, and top affiliate behaviour...

Issued by Medifin Financial Services 17 Nov 2017

Hospitals groups' chokehold is stifling affordable private healthcare
Hospitals groups' chokehold is stifling affordable private healthcare

The big private hospital groups are restraining the growth and development of independent day hospitals by using their resources and muscle...

16 Nov 2017

#AntibioticAwareness: Misuse threatens antimicrobial effectiveness
#AntibioticAwareness: Misuse threatens antimicrobial effectiveness

We are heading for a post-antibiotic era, in which common infections and minor injuries will become untreatable, according World Health Organisation (WHO)...

13 Nov 2017

Stephanus van Wyk with Dr Conrad Pienaar
New lymphoedema surgery provides relief to cancer patients

A vascularised lymph node transfer, a microvascular procedure created to treat lymphoedema, has been performed at Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital, Cape Town...

23 Oct 2017

#HASA2017: NHI needs to start delivering now
#HASA2017: NHI needs to start delivering now

South Africa can't wait for the final NHI system in 2026 to start delivering on universal health coverage...

By Nicci Botha 27 Sep 2017

New 15,000m2 Mediclinic hospital for Stellenbosch
New 15,000m2 Mediclinic hospital for Stellenbosch

Atterbury is developing the new R350m, 15,000m2 Mediclinic hospital in Stellenbosch...

18 Sep 2017

A vision for digital health at the Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa 2017
A vision for digital health at the Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa 2017

Digital breakthroughs are empowering healthcare organisations. How we adapt technology to the people who use it - patients, health insurers and providers - is going to define the future of health...

By Nivashini Narsiah 31 Aug 2017

Dr Sharon Vasuthevan, group nursing and quality executive at Life Healthcare
#WomensMonth: Nursing education creates empowerment

In South Africa, only 28% of senior management positions are held by women...

10 Aug 2017

Mediclinic enters primary healthcare market
Mediclinic enters primary healthcare market

Mediclinic Southern Africa has expanded its base into the primary healthcare market by buying into the Intercare group of companies...

7 Aug 2017

Cure Day Clinics: a vote of confidence in COHSASA accreditation programmes
Cure Day Clinics: a vote of confidence in COHSASA accreditation programmes

To ensure that it provides safe, quality care to all its patients, the Cure Day Clinics Group is entering all its hospitals in the quality improvement and accreditation programme of the Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa...

Issued by COHSASA 2 Aug 2017

Danie Meintjes, outgoing CEO of Mediclinic International
Mediclinic CEO to retire

Mediclinic International's chief executive, Danie Meintjes has announced he will retire by 31 July 2018...

28 Jul 2017

Clinical Management of Mediclinic Morningside receives Quality Award
Clinical Management of Mediclinic Morningside receives Quality Award

Proud members of the Mediclinic Morningside Clinical Management Team received the Katrin Kleijnhans Quality Trophy from the CEO of The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa, Jacqui Stewart...

Issued by COHSASA 27 Jul 2017

COHSASA appoints new board members, changes in leadership
COHSASA appoints new board members, changes in leadership

COHSASA welcomed three new board members at its quarterly May 2017 meeting to take the vision and mission of the organisation forward. There was also a change of leadership at the top of the board...

Issued by COHSASA 29 Jun 2017

COHSASA plays a role in largest healthcare conference in Africa
COHSASA plays a role in largest healthcare conference in Africa

COHSASA was one of 540 companies from 18 different countries to host an exhibition for three days at the largest health conference on the continent, Africa Health 2017...

Issued by COHSASA 22 Jun 2017

Andre Meyer, former CEO at Life Healthcare
Investors shrug off exit of Life Healthcare chief

It's never a good sign when shares in the company you lead rally on news of your departure...

13 Jun 2017

Accreditation Awards from COHSASA May 2017
Accreditation Awards from COHSASA May 2017

A COHSASA accreditation award means the healthcare organisations have entered a rigorous quality improvement programme and have been assessed against, and comply with, standards recognised by the International Society for Quality in Health Care...

Issued by COHSASA 1 Jun 2017

Day hospitals: The answer to rising health costs?
Day hospitals: The answer to rising health costs?

South Africans are faced with the constant increases in the cost of living and an ailing economy, forcing consumers to cut down on spending across the board...

By Bibi Goss-Ross 1 Jun 2017

Nursing Department of Mediclinic Cape Gate receives Quality Award
Nursing Department of Mediclinic Cape Gate receives Quality Award

Proud members of the Mediclinic Cape Gate nursing team gathered in the hospital's board room in May 2017 to receive the Katrin Kleijnhans Quality Trophy...

Issued by COHSASA 31 May 2017

Nursing profession driving change through research and technological developments
Nursing profession driving change through research and technological developments

Not only has the focus on research resulted in increased competence within the nursing group but with the world becoming digital, the rapid introduction of educational technology means that our nurses are empowered...

By Dr Sharon Vasuthevan 8 May 2017

Infection prevention and control management of Mediclinic Cape Town receives Quality Award
Infection prevention and control management of Mediclinic Cape Town receives Quality Award

Proud members of the Mediclinic Cape Town management team gathered in the hospital's boardroom on Monday, 10 April, to hear who had received the Katrin Kleijnhans Quality Trophy...

Issued by COHSASA 20 Apr 2017

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