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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

Management of Mediclinic Durbanville receives Quality Award
Management of Mediclinic Durbanville receives Quality Award

Proud members of the Mediclinic Durbanville management team gathered in the hospital's boardroom on Monday, 27 February, to receive the Katrin Kleijnhans Quality Trophy from the CEO of COHSASA, Jacqui Stewart.

Issued by COHSASA 13 Mar 2017

SafeCare standards re-accredited by ISQua
SafeCare standards re-accredited by ISQua

SafeCare provides healthcare clinics with the option to improve care for their patients with quality improvement standards they can comply with even under restricted conditions...

Issued by COHSASA 10 Mar 2017

Cape Town to host international conference on healthcare quality and patient safety
Cape Town to host international conference on healthcare quality and patient safety

In 2019 Cape Town will play host to what is regarded as the most prestigious of all conferences dealing with quality improvement and patient safety in health care...

Issued by COHSASA 17 Feb 2017

Botswana begins the health accreditation journey...
Botswana begins the health accreditation journey...

Even a heavy downpour of rain could not stop the jubilant spirits of Botswana hospital and clinic staff as two hospitals and three clinics celebrated their two-year accreditation awards from COHSASA...

Issued by COHSASA 1 Feb 2017

Mediclinic ventures into mental health
Mediclinic ventures into mental health

Mediclinic Southern Africa has acquired a majority stake in Life Path Health...

24 Jan 2017

Minister denies shortage of medical grad posts
Minister denies shortage of medical grad posts

The health department says the problems with placements are overstated...

By Joan van Dyk 20 Jan 2017

Warning over jobs for sale
Warning over jobs for sale

Community members are warned not to fall victim to scammers who are fraudulently inviting people to apply for nursing, porting and general vacancies at Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital...

16 Jan 2017

New hospital at the heart of future medical precinct
New hospital at the heart of future medical precinct

Netcare's new flagship hospital is the first phase in comprehensive medical precinct...

24 Nov 2016

An antimicrobial stewardship programme drives appropriate use of antibiotics
An antimicrobial stewardship programme drives appropriate use of antibiotics

The overuse of antibiotics and other antimicrobial medicines has precipitated one of the biggest threats to global health today...

15 Nov 2016

Junior docs get 26-hour shift
Junior docs get 26-hour shift

Junior doctors will no longer work 30-hour shifts - 26 hours is to become the new norm...

18 Aug 2016

Boris Dzhingarov
Four trends in healthcare education

Understanding where the healthcare education system is headed in 2016 and beyond is helpful for patients, parents, and the employers who will be hiring fresh talent in the coming years...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 8 Aug 2016

#MandelaMonth: Ronald McDonald House to open at local hospital, a first for Africa
#MandelaMonth: Ronald McDonald House to open at local hospital, a first for Africa

On Mandela Day, Ronald McDonald House Charities South Africa hosted media and investors at the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital in Parktown for a hard hat tour of the development. The house is scheduled to open in December 2016...

By Jessica Tennant 29 Jul 2016

COHSASA-accredited hospital earns top award for health excellence in Nigeria
COHSASA-accredited hospital earns top award for health excellence in Nigeria

Reddington Hospital in Lagos, Nigeria has won one of the country's most prestigious excellence awards for service delivery for the third year running...

Issued by COHSASA 6 Jul 2016

Boris Dzhingarov
Tips to help you market a cosmetic clinic

We are going to talk about marketing a cosmetic clinic and we will be focused on what will bring in the best possible results. We are sure this is going to help a clinic to get many more clients...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 28 Jun 2016

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Clicks to manage Netcare's Medicross pharmacies

Retailer Clicks will takeover managing private hospital group Netcare's 37 Medicross branded retail pharmacies and its 51 hospital "front shops", the two JSE-listed groups said in a joint-statement on Wednesday...

8 Jun 2016

Latest Accreditation Awards
Latest Accreditation Awards

The following hospitals have received full accreditation from the Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa NPC (COHSASA), a not-for-profit company based in Cape Town...

Issued by COHSASA 6 Jun 2016

R10m fine for failure to notify Competition Commission of healthcare merger
R10m fine for failure to notify Competition Commission of healthcare merger

Life Healthcare Group and Joint Medical Holdings have agreed to pay an administrative penalty of R10 million - the highest fine ever imposed to date for a failure to notify a merger...

16 May 2016

"Quality Champion" carries forward his mission
"Quality Champion" carries forward his mission

Jan Pienaar is what COHSASA likes to call a "Quality Champion". It means he knows what quality improvement in health is about, he knows how to implement it and he has been successful at it...

Issued by COHSASA 25 Apr 2016

Appointment of new CEO to Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa
Appointment of new CEO to Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa

Jacqui Stewart has been appointed as CEO of COHSASA, having held the position as interim CEO since the retirement of founder and former CEO, Professor Stuart Whittaker, last year...

Issued by COHSASA 1 Apr 2016

COHSASA elects new deputy chairperson
COHSASA elects new deputy chairperson

The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa announced the appointment of its new Deputy Chairperson, Sharon Slabbert, as from 19 February 2016...

Issued by COHSASA 4 Mar 2016

New hope for untreatable cancers
New hope for untreatable cancers

Life Healthcare Group has announced that it plans to extend its investment in Novalis Tx Radiosurgery system, which offers South African cancer patients access to cutting-edge radiation technology, to two more of its hospitals this year...

16 Feb 2016

Genesis Analytics opens health practice
Genesis Analytics opens health practice

Following its purchase of Anansi Health Consulting, Genesis Analytics is opening its eighth practice - a health practice, starting on 2 February 2016...

2 Feb 2016

Skills Development Workshops 2016
Skills Development Workshops 2016

The workshops will provide attendees with the knowledge, the tools and the templates to investigate adverse incidents and implement various quality improvement projects and processes in their health institutions...

Issued by COHSASA 26 Jan 2016

COHSASA quality improvement and safety skills development workshops
COHSASA quality improvement and safety skills development workshops

COHSASA is offering a range of quality improvement and patient safety workshops in 2016. These will be held in Cape Town in the course of 2016...

Issued by COHSASA 11 Dec 2015

Quality advisor keen to further COHSASA's mission
Quality advisor keen to further COHSASA's mission

Dr Abigail van der Linde joined COHSASA Quality Adviser Team on 1 December. She brings with her a solid commitment and dedication to ensuring that all people - regardless of age, race, income and health status - have the best possible healthcare available...

Issued by COHSASA 10 Dec 2015

COHSASA appoints new board member
COHSASA appoints new board member

Dr Nicole Spieker, Director Quality of PharmAccess Foundation and Managing Director of SafeCare, based in Amsterdam, has been appointed to the COHSASA Board...

Issued by COHSASA 9 Dec 2015

New board for Hospital Association of South Africa

The Hospital Association of South Africa (HASA) has elected a new board for the coming year, with representatives from the association's main members...

8 Dec 2015

Cape Health Technology Park could add R10 billion to economy
Cape Health Technology Park could add R10 billion to economy

During its 10-year operational phase, the proposed Cape Health Technology Park (CHTP) is set to contribute more than 13 000 jobs - and close to R10 billion - to the economy...

3 Dec 2015

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