Mediclinic’s years of commitment to quality is paying off

Mediclinic Windhoek

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.

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

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


Name of Hospital Location Award Given
Mediclinic Geneva George, Southern Cape, RSA Full Four-Year Accreditation
Mediclinic Kimberley Kimberley, Northern Cape Full Four-Year Accreditation
Mediclinic Limpopo Polokwane, Limpopo Full Four-Year Accreditation
Mediclinic Panorama Panorama, Cape Town Full Four-Year Accreditation
Mediclinic Pietermaritzburg Pietermaritzburg, KZN Full Four-Year Accreditation
Mediclinic Vergelegen Somerset West, Cape Town Full Four-Year Accreditation
Mediclinic Welkom Welkom, Free State Full Four-Year Accreditation
Mediclinic Windhoek Windhoek, Namibia Full Four-Year Accreditation
ISurgeon Specialist Eye Clinic Edenvale, Gauteng Full 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.