Jwaneng Mine Hospital celebrated its 5th consecutive re-accreditation by the Council for Health Services Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA) on Friday 11th May 2018. The re-accreditation follows a rigorous auditing by the independent organisation on the quality of health service provision by the Hospital.
Giving a keynote address at the event, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security, Mr. Cornelius Dekop, said it was impressive for Jwaneng Mine Hospital to successfully get re-accredited by COHSASA as it is the only internationally accredited quality improvement and accreditation body for healthcare facilities based in Africa.
Dekop urged the Hospital to continue striving for excellence and further assist other local hospitals. He noted that such deliberate efforts have the potential to improve healthcare service nationally. He further commended the Hospital for its new ongoing infrastructure development and encouraged its management to ensure readiness on meeting the new challenging global dynamics of the health sector.
Jwaneng Mine General Manager, Albert Milton, noted that the re-accreditation is evidence of Jwaneng Mine’s strong commitment to providing safe healthcare practices of a reputable quality. Milton shared that the Mine continues to allocate resources to the Hospital; in 2017 the total allocated budget was P80 million. This funding goes towards providing better health service for over 30,000 Jwaneng inhabitants, as well as all patients from the surrounding villages and all motorists on the Trans-Kalahari Highway.
Deliberating on partnerships, Milton noted that Jwaneng Mine Hospital has partnered with the Ministry of Health and Wellness to roll out National health programmes such as the MASA Programme for HIV treatment and care, amongst others. He highlighted that the partnership is imperative as it ensures that the Mine continues to support efforts of providing quality healthcare services to communities.
Cementing the quality health care service assurance, Jwaneng Mine Hospital received the re-accreditation certificate. The prestigious Dr. Katrina Kleijnhans Quality Award was also given to Jwaneng Mine Hospital Quality Assurance Coordinator, Victoria Botlhole, in recognition of her noble efforts.