A recent investigation by Cohsasa showed that hospitals that had quality initiatives and accreditation in place were more easily able to withstand the rigours of the pandemic and maintain consistent, good service to patients.
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.
|Name of Hospital||Location||Award Given|
|Cureday Hospitals Medkin||Pretoria, Gauteng||Three years accreditation|
|Extension 2 Clinic||Gaborone, Botswana||Two years accreditation|
|Mediclinic Emfuleni||Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng||Four years accreditation|
|Mediclinic Highveld||Trichardt, Mpumalanga||Four years accreditation|
|Mediclinic Midstream||Centurion, Gauteng||Three years accreditation|
|Mediclinic Newcastle||Newcastle, KZN||Three years accreditation|
|Mediclinic Potchefstroom||Potchefstroom, NW Province||Four years accreditation|
|Mediclinic Worchester||Worchester, W Province||Four years accreditation|
|Msunduzi Hospice Assoc.|| ||Four years accreditation|
|Several hospitals had interim surveys to check that standards were being maintained|
|Mediclinic Muelmed||Pretoria, Gauteng||Interim - Maintained|
|Mediclinic Vereeniging||Vereeniging, Gauteng||Interim - Maintained|
|Mediclinic Durbanville||Durbanville, W Province||Interim - Maintained|
|Drakenstein Palliative Hospice||Paarl, W Province||Interim - Maintained|
|Mediclinic Brits||Brits, NW Province||Interim - Maintained|
|Cure Day Hospital|| || |
|Bloemfontein||Bloemfontein, Free State||Interim - Maintained|
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.