Latest accreditations awarded by COHSASA
The following facilities have been accredited by COHSASA signifying that patients attending these facilities can expect to receive safe, quality care.
Cure Day Hospital Erasmuskloof Full Accreditation – 3 years
Jwaneng Mine Hospital Full Accreditation – 4 years
Mediclinic Victoria Full Accreditation – 3 years
A COHSASA accreditation award means that a healthcare facility has entered a rigorous quality improvement programme and 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 improving quality 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 commendable period.
All facilities that receive an accreditation award must undergo an interim survey halfway through the period to ensure that standards are being maintained.
The following facilities have recently had remote surveys (called Interim Surveys) to check whether standards are being maintained halfway through an accreditation award and COHSASA is pleased to report that they have maintained standards:
Clinix Botshelong–Empilweni Private Hospital in Vosloorus
Clinix Dr SK Matseke Memorial Hospital in Diepkloof
Cure Day Hospital Bellville
Cure Day Hospital Somerset West
Life Kingsbury Hospital in Kenilworth, Cape Town
Mediclinic Louis Leipoldt in Cape Town
Mediclinic Vergelegen in Somerset West
Roman Catholic Hospital in Windhoek, Namibia
Due to the COVID19 pandemic, COHSASA has had to change its implementation model to include hybrid evaluation surveys. This means that only one surveyor is onsite while two surveyors connect remotely from Cape Town