Lenmed Shifa Private Hospital accredited as trauma centre by TSSA
July 2023 – Lenmed Shifa Private Hospital is proud to announce the receipt of its official accreditation as a trauma centre. This recognition further solidifies the hospital and Lenmed group’s commitment to providing exceptional emergency care services to the communities served.
The trauma centre accreditation was awarded by the Trauma Society of South Africa (TSSA), an independent authority that promotes the implementation and adherence to international best practices for the treatment of trauma through the propagation of quality treatment and appropriate management at accredited centres of care.
To obtain the accreditation, Shifa Private Hospital underwent a rigorous evaluation process where its capabilities, infrastructure, medical staff expertise, and adherence to established protocols and guidelines were reviewed. As an accredited trauma centre, the hospital can conduct prompt assessment, management, surgery, and stabilisation for trauma patients – with key components including: 24-hour access to emergency medicine physicians and the availability of general surgeons.
“We are delighted to have achieved accreditation as a designated trauma centre,” said Abdool Amod, Hospital Manager. “This accomplishment reflects that our hospital meets the highest standards of care, contributing to our unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional emergency care services and saving lives. The accreditation will further strengthen the hospitals’ ability to collaborate with emergency medical services, local agencies, and neighbouring hospitals in managing large-scale emergencies and mass casualty incidents,” he added.
With Lenmed embarking on a journey of striving for most of its hospitals to be recognised by TSSA, the accreditation means that the group and its hospitals will not only provide leadership in prevention and public education to surrounding communities but also comply with the nationally agreed criteria that further the World Health Organization’s declaration on emergency care for the injured in South Africa.
“Getting more of our facilities accredited means that our hospitals will operate as organised teaching and research sites to help direct innovations in trauma care. For Lenmed, this is one of the ways we can become an industry leader and continue to serve the communities in which we exist.” shared Rene Ackermann, Group Trauma, Emergency and Transplant Standards Manager.
Shifa Private Hospital is part of the Lenmed Group which proudly manages and owns 18 hospitals in 4 African countries.
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