Latest accreditations awarded by COHSASA
At its meeting on February 18, 2022 the COHSASA Board ratified the decision of COHSASA’s Technical Committee to accredit the facilities listed below. These accreditation awards signify that patients attending these hospitals can expect to receive safe, quality care according to the internationally recognised standards.
Cure Day Hospitals Fourways, Gauteng Three Year Full Accreditation Award
International Hospital Kampala, Uganda Three Year Full Accreditation Award
Mediclinic Cape Town, Western Cape Four Year Full Accreditation Award
Mediclinic Constantiaberg, Western Cape Three Year Full Accreditation Award
Mediclinic Hermanus, Western Cape Four Year Full Accreditation Award
Mediclinic Medforum, Gauteng Four Year Full Accreditation Award
Mediclinic Morningside, Gauteng Four Year Full Accreditation Award
Mediclinic Tzaneen, Limpopo Three Year Full Accreditation Award
A COHSASA accreditation award means that a healthcare facility has entered a rigorous quality improvement programme and has been assessed against and complies with standards recognised by the International Society for Quality in Health Care External Evaluation Association (IEEA). This is the global body overseeing accreditation and quality improvement programmes in healthcare organisations in more than 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 means 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.