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    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.
    The entrance to Mediclinic Panorama in the northern suburbs of Cape Town
    The entrance to Mediclinic Panorama in the northern suburbs of Cape Town

    What does this mean?

    Health facilities that have been accredited by The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (Cohsasa) meet extremely rigorous international standards, signifying that patients attending these facilities can expect to receive safe, quality care. To see more about accreditation, look at www.cohsasa.co.za.

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

    Name of HospitalLocationAward Given
    Mediclinic GenevaGeorge, Southern Cape, RSAFull Four-Year Accreditation
    Mediclinic KimberleyKimberley, Northern CapeFull Four-Year Accreditation
    Mediclinic LimpopoPolokwane, LimpopoFull Four-Year Accreditation
    Mediclinic PanoramaPanorama, Cape TownFull Four-Year Accreditation
    Mediclinic PietermaritzburgPietermaritzburg, KZNFull Four-Year Accreditation
    Mediclinic VergelegenSomerset West, Cape TownFull Four-Year Accreditation
    Mediclinic WelkomWelkom, Free StateFull Four-Year Accreditation
    Mediclinic WindhoekWindhoek, NamibiaFull Four-Year Accreditation
    ISurgeon Specialist Eye ClinicEdenvale, GautengFull Two-Year Accreditation

    A Cohsasa full accreditation award means that a healthcare facility has entered a demanding quality improvement programme and has been assessed against and complied with standards recognised by the International Society for Quality in Health Care External Evaluation Association (ISQua-EEA), 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.

    COHSASA
    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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