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Latest accreditations awarded by Cohsasa

The following facilities have been accredited by The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (Cohsasa) signifying that patients attending these facilities can expect to receive safe, quality care.

Cohsasa is a not-for-profit company (NPC) based in Cape Town.

Cureday Hospitals FourwaysThree-Year Full Accreditation Award
International Hospital KampalaThree-Year Full Accreditation Award
Mediclinic Cape TownFour-Year Full Accreditation Award
Mediclinic ConstantiabergThree-Year Full Accreditation Award
Mediclinic HermanusFour-Year Full Accreditation Award
Mediclinic MedforumFour-Year Full Accreditation Award
Mediclinic MorningsideFour-Year Full Accreditation Award
Mediclinic TzaneenThree-Year Full Accreditation Award

A Cohsasa accreditation award means that a healthcare facility has entered a rigorous quality improvement programme and has been assessed against and complies with standards recognised by the International Society for Quality in Health Care External Evaluation Association (IEEA), the global body overseeing accreditation and quality improvement programmes in healthcare organisations in 70 countries around the world.

Cohsasa itself is accredited by the IEEA as are its standards. Cohsasa is the only accrediting body for healthcare facilities in Sub-Saharan Africa recognised by the IEEA.

Healthcare facilities that initially enter the programme and meet standards are awarded two-year accreditations and as the journey in quality improvement continues, awards of longer duration are given. A four-year accreditation award from the Council should signal to patients that a facility has sustained an excellent level of standards over a significant period of time.

All facilities that receive an accreditation award must undergo an interim survey halfway through the period to ensure that standards are being maintained.

The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA), a not-for-profit organisation in Cape Town, South Africa, assists a wide range of healthcare facilities to meet and maintain quality standards.
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