The accreditation status is the final step in SafeCare's stepwise improvement path. When a healthcare provider reaches this milestone it means that it meets the decision rules for accreditation. SafeCare has described this status as follows:
Accreditation status: Excellent quality systems in place: the facility has a proven track record of continuous quality improvement, is in substantial compliance with the SafeCare standards, and meets the decision rules for accreditation by an independent organization such as COHSASA.
The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA) is the only internationally accredited accreditation body for healthcare facilities based in Africa. COHSASA is accredited by the global body - International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) and has been working in the field of quality improvement and accreditation for over 15 years. To read more about their accreditation criteria please click here