With the introduction of the South African National Department of Health’s National Core Standards (NCS) COHSASA has been given the opportunity of working with the Department of Health in Limpopo to assist 20 district hospitals implement the NCS through a capacity building and quality improvement programme. It has also developed IT tools and methods to allow the two sets of standards to be evaluated simultaneously.
“We are ready to assist the National Department of Health in any way we can to ensure that patients in South Africa will be able to receive safe and quality care”, says Prof Stuart Whittaker, CEO of COHSASA.
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