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Trauma Centre Accreditation

The Trauma Society of South Africa (TSSA) envisages a mature trauma system in South Africa in which all hospitals are accredited as trauma centres, level one, two, or three. The rationale for this is that in such a system, paramedics will know which is the most appropriate hospital for their patient, which will be able to cope with their patient’s injuries. Minor injuries can be treated at level three centres, while major, life-threatening injuries need treatment at level one centres.

The following hospitals have been accredited to date:

Netcare Milpark Hospital – Level 1; Netcare Union Hospital – Level 1; Netcare Garden City Hospital – Level 2; Netcare Sunninghill Hospital – Level 2; Netcare Unitas Hospital – Level 2; Netcare Kingsway Hospital – Level 3; Netcare Krugersdorp Hospital – Level 3; Netcare Linksfield Hospital – Level 3; Netcare Mulbarton Hospital – Level 3; Netcare Olivedale Hospital – Level 3; Netcare Waterfall City Hospital – Level 3; Netcare Rosebank Hospital – Level 3.

We congratulate these hospitals for their excellence in this regard. They have led the way. Several new applications are currently in process from Mediclinic and the public sector.

If you would like to have your hospital accredited as a TSSA verified trauma centre, please write to Dr. G. Oosthuizen at george.oosthuizen@kznhealth.gov.za. The verification process will involve furnishing us with relevant information about your institution, after which we will visit your institution for an inspection and make recommendations. We will guide you along the way.

Please give this serious consideration and help TSSA to mature trauma systems in our country, giving patients a better chance at survival.

Please note that this is independent of TRAINING CENTRE accreditation, which is the responsibility of the HPCSA.