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Why virtual safety officers are the next evolutionary step in health and safety
Why virtual safety officers are the next evolutionary step in health and safetyArticle

When it comes to health and safety laws, there is a belief that this is only applicable to high-risk industries. However, OHSA actually applies to every single business...

Louise Woodburn 15 Apr 2021

Cohsasa elects new leaders
Cohsasa elects new leadersArticle

The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (Cohsasa) has elected Dr Bradley Beira and Nhlanhla Nene as its new chairperson and vice-chairperson, respectively...

Issued by COHSASA 10 Mar 2021

Steps to ensure Covid-19 compliance in the workplace
Steps to ensure Covid-19 compliance in the workplaceArticle

In a bid to minimise the rate of infection, the Covid-19 regulations places a greater responsibility on workplace compliance with fines being touted for transgressors...

19 Feb 2021

4th edition of SA's Standards for Palliative Healthcare Services ensures continued credibility and quality of local palliative healthcare sector
4th edition of SA's Standards for Palliative Healthcare Services ensures continued credibility and quality of local palliative healthcare sectorArticle

In a significant step forward for South Africa's palliative healthcare sector, late last year saw the fourth edition of the Standards for Palliative Healthcare Services being recognised internationally and accredited for four years by the global authority on standards development and assessment...

Issued by COHSASA 21 Jan 2021

#BestofBiz 2020: Healthcare
#BestofBiz 2020: HealthcareArticle

What a year 2020 has been! So, we've curated the year's most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views on Bizcommunity's Healthcare platform into our #BestofBiz2020 list

14 Dec 2020

Top hospital in Rwanda accredited for 4 years
Top hospital in Rwanda accredited for 4 yearsArticle

King Faisal Hospital Kigali has become the first hospital in Rwanda to receive a four-year accreditation award from The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (Cohsasa). The occasion was celebrated at a ceremony on 29 October 2020 held at the Marriott Hotel in Kigali...

Issued by COHSASA 26 Nov 2020

Covid-19 guidelines for the Construction Sector published
Covid-19 guidelines for the Construction Sector publishedArticle

At various stages during the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa, various studies were released on the negative impact that Covid-19 will have on the construction sector. Some studies predicted that the sector could experience a total of 140,000 job losses. With alert level 1 now in effect, the construction sector can breathe a sigh of relief with prospects for increased activity...

Kate Collier and Shane Johnson 9 Oct 2020

Don't miss this quality management webinar!
Don't miss this quality management webinar!Article

Only less than two weeks to go until Omnia Health Live Africa comes to your screens...

Issued by COHSASA 7 Oct 2020

Helderberg Hospice accredited a fifth time
Helderberg Hospice accredited a fifth timeArticle

Sheer grit and determination on behalf of all members of staff at the Helderberg Hospice in Somerset West in the Western Cape was required, and delivered, for the facility to receive its fifth accreditation in the middle of a global pandemic...

Issued by COHSASA 9 Sep 2020

Don't be penalised for Covid-19 non-compliance
Don't be penalised for Covid-19 non-complianceArticle

A growing number of businesses are getting into hot water for not taking the necessary steps to minimise Covid-19 risk and exposure in their workplaces...

Issued by LexisNexis 24 Aug 2020

Stay on the right side of Covid-19 regulations
Stay on the right side of Covid-19 regulationsArticle

Greg Brown, divisional director: legal information and compliance at LexisNexis South Africa, sums up the Covid-19 workplace obligations below..

Issued by LexisNexis 21 Aug 2020

Primedia Outdoor geared to safeguard employees during Covid-19
Primedia Outdoor geared to safeguard employees during Covid-19Article

As confirmed cases of the coronavirus accelerates across many communities in South Africa, Primedia Outdoor places the highest priority on the health, safety and well-being of its staff and their families, while protecting the continuity of its operations and essential functions...

Issued by Primedia Outdoor 20 Aug 2020

Campaign offers free business support to SMEs
Campaign offers free business support to SMEsArticle

A countrywide SME support campaign will offer small businesses free marketing exposure, financial management tools, and support to digitally transform their business as they attempt to re-open...

29 Jun 2020

What to do if an employee contracts Covid-19 and has been in the workplace...
What to do if an employee contracts Covid-19 and has been in the workplace...Article

The Department of Employment and Labour issued directions in late April 2020 on the measures an employer would need to take to provide its employees with safety measures to protect against the risk of Covid-19 exposure...

Bradley Workman-Davies 8 Jun 2020

Is your business really prepared for employees to return?
Is your business really prepared for employees to return?Article

Failure to properly prepare your workplace and workforce for a return to work after lockdown could have disastrous consequences as organisational outbreaks threaten business continuity in an already fragile economy...

5 Jun 2020

Covid-19: Can employees withdraw from the workplace?
Covid-19: Can employees withdraw from the workplace?Article

Employees returning to work from the Covid-19 lockdown will need to show reasonable justification if they halt work on the basis that they may be exposed to the virus...

Kenneth Coster 29 May 2020

How schools can ensure they're Covid-19 ready
How schools can ensure they're Covid-19 readyArticle

Ensuring the safety and well-being of its pupils, staff and visitors by warranting that all school buildings and facilities comply with the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act and applicable regulation, is one of the most important elements of any school's risk management strategy...

27 May 2020

Latest accreditations awarded to healthcare facilities by COHSASA
Latest accreditations awarded to healthcare facilities by COHSASAArticle

The first Life Healthcare hospital in South Africa, the Kingsbury Hospital in Claremont, Cape Town, has been accredited for two years by the Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA)...

Issued by COHSASA 27 May 2020

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State of disaster - how applying mining principles to other industries could help mitigate riskArticle

With South Africa being in a state of disaster in terms of the Disaster Management Act, 2002, industries across the country are embarking on an integrated and coordinated approach to prevent and reduce the further outbreak of Covid-19...

Lili Nupen, Nicole Limberis-Ritchie & Chantal Murdock 23 Mar 2020

Latest accreditations awarded to healthcare facilities by Cohsasa
Latest accreditations awarded to healthcare facilities by CohsasaArticle

The healthcare facilities listed below have been awarded accreditation by The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (Cohsasa), a not-for-profit company (NPC) based in Cape Town...

Issued by COHSASA 4 Mar 2020

IHI 2020 Africa Forum
IHI 2020 Africa ForumArticle

One of the great learning experiences in healthcare on the African continent is what has now become a biennial event: the IHI Africa Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare...

Issued by COHSASA 6 Feb 2020

#BestofBiz 2019: Healthcare
#BestofBiz 2019: HealthcareArticle

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

16 Dec 2019

Latest accreditations awarded to healthcare facilities
Latest accreditations awarded to healthcare facilitiesArticle

The healthcare facilities listed have been awarded accreditation by The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA), a not-for-profit company (NPC) based in Cape Town...

Issued by COHSASA 3 Dec 2019

GHA and COHSASA announce strategic partnership to enhance medical travel standards in Africa
GHA and COHSASA announce strategic partnership to enhance medical travel standards in AfricaArticle

The Global Healthcare Accreditation (GHA) Program for Medical Travel Services and The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa NPC (COHSASA), have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for collaboration between the two accreditation programs to strengthen the protocols and services provided by healthcare providers to medical travel and international patients in Africa...

Issued by COHSASA 25 Oct 2019

Foremost health quality and safety conference for Cape Town
Foremost health quality and safety conference for Cape TownArticle

As better methods for providing safe and efficient health service delivery occupy much of the political debate, it is timely that the world's largest conference on such matters will be in Cape Town from 20 to 23 October...

Issued by COHSASA 17 Oct 2019

Latest accreditations awarded to healthcare facilities by COHSASA
Latest accreditations awarded to healthcare facilities by COHSASAArticle

A COHSASA accreditation award means the healthcare organisations have entered a rigorous quality improvement programme and have been assessed against, and comply with, standards recognised by the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua)...

Issued by COHSASA 9 Sep 2019

Brits farmers, retailers slapped with labour penalties
Brits farmers, retailers slapped with labour penaltiesArticle

Farmers, retailers and operators in the hospitality sector in Brits, North West, have been slapped with labour penalties following a two-day blitz inspection by the Employment and Labour Department...

12 Aug 2019

Cohsasa appoints new standards developer
Cohsasa appoints new standards developerArticle

Cohsasa's new Healthcare Standards Development Coordinator is Dr Nicholas Burger...

Issued by COHSASA 6 Aug 2019

Western Cape Mediclinics receive a cluster of quality awards
Western Cape Mediclinics receive a cluster of quality awardsArticle

Three Mediclinic hospitals in the Western Cape received Katrin Kleijnhans Quality Trophies from The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa NPC (COHSASA) recently...

Issued by COHSASA 24 Jun 2019

Cohsasa CEO elected to ISQua Academy of Quality and Safety
Cohsasa CEO elected to ISQua Academy of Quality and SafetyArticle

The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa NPC is deeply honoured and proud to announce that its CEO, Jacqui Stewart, has been elected to the International Academy of Quality & Safety in Health Care...

Issued by COHSASA 14 Jun 2019

Cohsasa is looking for a surveyor/quality advisor
Cohsasa is looking for a surveyor/quality advisorArticle

The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa is looking for a dynamic, motivated person who is passionate about making a difference in the healthcare services offered to patients...

Issued by COHSASA 14 Mar 2019

Cape Town health leader chosen as among 100 most impactful health leaders on global list
Cape Town health leader chosen as among 100 most impactful health leaders on global listArticle

The CEO of The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA), Jacqui Stewart, has been selected as one of the 100 Most Impactful Healthcare Leaders by the World Health & Wellness Congress for 2019...

Issued by COHSASA 4 Mar 2019

Latest accreditations awarded to healthcare facilities by The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (NPC)
Latest accreditations awarded to healthcare facilities by The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (NPC)Article

The healthcare facilities listed here have recently been awarded accreditation by The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA), a not-for-profit company (NPC) based in Cape Town...

Issued by COHSASA 4 Mar 2019

CTICC achieves ISO 22000 accreditation
CTICC achieves ISO 22000 accreditationArticle

"Ensuring that our staff is comprehensively trained in the requirements of ISO 22000 is of critical importance."

5 Feb 2019

COHSASA is accredited for a fifth time
COHSASA is accredited for a fifth timeArticle

The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa NPC (COHSASA), has achieved its fifth accreditation from the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua)...

Issued by COHSASA 20 Dec 2018

#BestofBiz 2018: Healthcare
#BestofBiz 2018: HealthcareArticle

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Healthcare site over the past year below...

18 Dec 2018

Latest accreditations awarded to healthcare facilities by the COHSASA (NPC)
Latest accreditations awarded to healthcare facilities by the COHSASA (NPC)Article

The healthcare facilities listed here have recently been awarded accreditation by The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA), a not-for-profit company (NPC) based in Cape Town...

Issued by COHSASA 4 Dec 2018

Latest accreditations awarded to healthcare facilities by the COHSASA (NPC)
Latest accreditations awarded to healthcare facilities by the COHSASA (NPC)Article

The healthcare facilities listed in the table below have recently been awarded accreditation by The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA), a not-for-profit company (NPC) based in Cape Town...

Issued by COHSASA 29 Aug 2018

Don't drop the ball!
Don't drop the ball!Article

These are the words that Deputy Nursing Service Manager Karin Lategan used when she spurred personnel at the Mediclinic Constantiaberg onwards towards the hospital's fifth accreditation survey since 1996...

Issued by COHSASA 3 Jul 2018

Botswana: Jwaneng Mine Hospital celebrates special quality improvement milestone
Botswana: Jwaneng Mine Hospital celebrates special quality improvement milestoneArticle

There were scenes of celebration when Jwaneng Mine Hospital in Botswana achieved a score of 99 out of a possible 100 for their recent fifth COHSASA accreditation award...

Issued by COHSASA 3 Jul 2018

Jacqui Stewart, CEO of Cohsasa
Quality improvement in the health sector is everybody's businessArticle

The story of the under-resourcing in Africa's public health sector is well documented, yet implementing and adhering to quality management systems can significantly to improve health outcomes...

25 Apr 2018

COHSASA's contribution to Africa Health 2018
COHSASA's contribution to Africa Health 2018Article

Jacqui Stewart, COHSASA CEO, will chair the Quality Management Conference, one of 16 conferences at Africa Health, the largest platform in the African healthcare market...

Issued by COHSASA 17 Apr 2018

MSC Cruises first cruise line to receive Bureau Veritas award for sustainable and environmental stewardship
MSC Cruises first cruise line to receive Bureau Veritas award for sustainable and environmental stewardshipArticle

MSC Meraviglia has received Bureau Veritas' '8 Golden Pearls' award for sustainable and environmental stewardship, making MSC Cruises the first cruise line to receive the award...

28 Mar 2018

IHK meets international standards a second time around
IHK meets international standards a second time aroundArticle

The International Hospital Kampala (IHK), a 100-bed private hospital in Uganda and part of the International Medical Group, has noticed a significant drop in hospital-acquired infections (HAI)...

Marilyn Keegan and Nancy Akullo, Issued by COHSASA 23 Mar 2018

Latest accreditations awarded to healthcare facilities by The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (NPC)
Latest accreditations awarded to healthcare facilities by The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (NPC)Article

A COHSASA accreditation award means the healthcare organisations have entered a rigorous quality improvement programme and have been assessed against, and comply with, standards recognised by the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua)...

Issued by COHSASA 22 Feb 2018

IHI Africa Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare to feature international health experts
IHI Africa Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare to feature international health expertsArticle

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) brings you the first IHI Africa Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare which takes place at the Durban International Conference Centre from 19-21 February...

Issued by COHSASA 17 Jan 2018

#BestofBiz 2017: Healthcare
#BestofBiz 2017: HealthcareArticle

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Healthcare site over the past year below...

14 Dec 2017

Latest accreditations of hospitals and clinics from the Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa
Latest accreditations of hospitals and clinics from the Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern AfricaArticle

A COHSASA accreditation award means the healthcare organisations have entered a rigorous quality improvement programme and have been assessed against, and comply with, standards recognised by the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua)...

Issued by COHSASA 8 Dec 2017

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