THE Potchefstroom Hospital has the North West province proud after it was voted the best hospital in quality patient care and excellence.
As a result, the hospital won a top accolade at the second annual Titanium Awards held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on Mandela Day.
The awards are sponsored by the Board of Healthcare Funders of Southern Africa.
Potchefstroom Hospital came out tops and scooped the titanium award in the public sector category.
The category had other hospital from other parts of the country and entries from the Southern African Developing community (SADC).
The titanium awards seek to recognise and acknowledge excellence in the public and private health care sectors in Southern Africa.
They also recognize and honour those delivering superior service to their customers and members and identify leading performers among hospital groups, medical schemes, administrators, managed health care organizations, the pharmaceutical industry, health-care practitioners and the industry at large.
Hospital chief executive officer, Gloria Tlhapi said: “This is amazing and it will become a history of Potchefstroom Hospital for putting people’ lives as the priority in all aspects and their needs and to serve them with a good manner and dignity.
At Potchefstroom Hospital, we ensure that services we offering are relevant and are aligned with Batho Pele Principles. I want to thank “Team Potch Hospital”, they deserve this,” said ecstatic Gloria Tlhapi
North West health MEC, Dr Magome Masike welcomed the award saying it showed the province was going somewhere in terms of delivery.
Speaking on the sidelines of the International Aids Conference in Durban, Masike said hard work and dedication to service delivery paid off for Potchefstroom Hospital.
“When Witrand Hospital from the same district of Dr Kenneth Kaunda won the titanium award last year I said that we are a department with a good track record of excelling because we have a list of non-negotiables that guide our operations.
“This is just the beginning; we will continue to do more as the Department of Health in the province to ensure that all our facilities comply and meet national core standards,” he said.
Masike added that the award should serve as motivation to other institutions so that all health facilities operate at the top level.
“I hope this recognition will go a long way to enhance a sense of satisfaction in our work and encourage us further to make a difference in the lives of those we serve.
“We appeal to all our employees to adopt a personal policy of going the extra mile in all their work activities,” he said.
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