Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Cape Town boasts with high number of accredited clinics

By Chanel September
18 December 2007

Cape Town boasts, with the highest number of clinics that complies with international health standards in South Africa.

According to a statement, the City Cape Town has received accreditation for 12 of its 82 clinics and one of its 16 environmental health clinics.

The clinics situated in Woodstock, Eerste River, Khayelitsha, Bellville South, Steenberg, Mitchell’s Plain, Netrag, Hanover Park, Landsdown, Somerset West and Wynberg are evaluated to provide patients with the best primary health care.

The computerised project management programme monitors the progress in the healthcare facility and reports its findings.

Facilities that have difficulties in improving their performance are identified and assisted.

“What it really means is that we test the quality of services we provide. It’s an external evaluation at international standards on primary health care and it will show that our patients get the best care possible,” says Executive Director for Health, Dr Ivan Toms.

“Cape Town has set a benchmark in quality of public health care for municipalities across the country,” says CEO of the Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa, Professor Stuart Whittaker

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