Gale Salutes Orapa Hospital Staff

| December 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

The outgoing Orapa, Letlhakane and Damtshaa Mines (OLDM) general manager, Dr Adrian Gale has commended Orapa mine hospital management and staff for their continued commitment to operate according to quality management principles.

Speaking at the Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA) accreditation celebration recently, Dr Gale said it was through collective effort and support that the Orapa mine hospital was COHSASA accredited.

He added that their effort to maintain standards was clearly demonstrated by the increasing scores they had been achieving overall the past years.

Dr Gale said OLDM values were part of the reason why they continued to be a shining example adding that they should be passionate, pull together, work as one team and build trust, not just with patients, but amongst themselves as colleagues.

He said the values would help them to sustain pioneer their industry and lead them to shaping the future. Also, Dr Gale said the accreditation illustrates that Orapa Mines Hospital would always be ahead.

In addition, he wished them every success in maintaining the standards. He also implored them to set their sight on the next audit to take the hospital to 100 percent and four years accreditation.

The deputy chief executive officer of COHSASA and chief operator officer, Ms Jacqueline Steward said COHSASA was a non-profit organisation that had been operating since 1995. She said one of the 27 healthcare accrediting bodies in the world that hold a current international accreditation programme award.

Ms Steward said COHSASA was proud of the work they do and there was nothing more satisfying than seeing the hospital or clinic team really taking ownership of the programme, as Orapa Mine Hospital had done.

Speaking on behalf of the hospital management Orapa Hospital superintendent, Dr Hans Van Zyl said Orapa Hospital was celebrating the success in maintaining COHSASA accreditation in 2014. A lot of hard work, he said was put into place over a three-year period to maintain the certification.

Dr Van Zyl also said the COHSASA accreditation provided assurance to their funders, stakeholders and the community at large of a high quality health patient safety and general care adding that Debswana newly launch its strategy of HPO2018, ‘Always Ahead’ which calls for them to be aligned in ensuring that their services were indeed always ahead in the region and national.

He also thanked Dr Gale for having been a key role player in helping them to maintain the standard at the hospital by putting their department at par with other departments and facilitating the necessary funding and support required to achieve this feat.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

Category: Medical/Health Care

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