Latest accreditations awarded by The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa COHSASA (NPC)
These are the latest accreditations that have been awarded by COHSASA. These awards signify that patients attending these facilities can expect to receive safe, quality care.
|Name of Hospital||Location||Award Given|
|Cure Day Midstream||Midrand, Gauteng, RSA||3 years Full Accreditation|
|Cure Day Wilgeheuwel||Roodepoort, Gauteng, RSA||2 years Full Accreditation|
|Lily Hospitals Limited||Warri, Nigeria||3 years Full Accreditation|
|Mediclinic Bloemfontein||Free State, RSA||4 years Full Accreditation|
|Orapa Mine Hospital||Orapa, Botswana||4 years Full Accreditation|
|St Nicholas Hospital – Campbell Branch||Lagos, Nigeria||2 years Full Accreditation|
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), 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.