COHSASA (www.cohsasa.co.za) is a not-for-profit Section 21 Company that has been working in the field of quality improvement and accreditation of healthcare facilities in Southern Africa for the past 17 years.
COHSASA is recognised internationally and its standards, training for surveys and the organisation are accredited by the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua).
Facilities achieve either two or three year COHSASA accreditation awards. Two year awards are given to institutions if they are a first-time entry into the programme. Thereafter, if levels of standards excellence have been maintained between surveys, the facilities are usually given three-year accreditation awards.
COHSASA has a system of graded accreditation consisting of levels of achievement gradually leading to full accreditation. The levels for pre-accreditation are Entry, Intermediate and Intermediate with a Focus Survey. When the facility is issued with an Intermediate with Focus Survey, it means that it is close to full accreditation and needs to comply with only a few outstanding areas (within a period of six to nine months) in order to achieve full compliance.
Hospitals in the Public Sector
Bongani Regional Hospital in Welkom, Free State - two year Accreditation Award
Elizabeth Ross District Hospital in Phuthaditjhaba, Free State - Intermediate with Focus
Hospitals in the Private Sector
Anglo American Thermal Coal Highveld Hospital in Emalahleni - three year Accreditation Award (fifth entry into the COHSASA programme)
New Vaal Colliery Health Centre - three year Accreditation Award
Mediclinic Milnerton - three year Accreditation Award
Mediclinic Sandton - three year Accreditation Award
Elim Clinic in Kempton Park - three year Accreditation Award (fifth entry into the COHSASA programme)
Helderberg Hospice in Somerset West - three year Accreditation Award
Living Hope Hospice in Sun Valley, Cape Town - two year Accreditation Award (1st entry)
Clinics in Cape Town
Factreton Clinic in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town - three year Accreditation Award
Bloekombos Clinic near Kraaifontein, Cape Town - Intermediate with Focus Survey
Clinics in Lesotho
Likotsi Filter Clinic - Intermediate with Focus Survey
Mabote Filter Clinic - Intermediate with Focus Survey
Qoaling Filter Clinic - Intermediate with Focus Survey