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Communities in KZN rate Netcare hospitals tops in newspaper survey

Netcare St Augustine’s Hospital considered best for fifth year in row

Thursday, October 2 2014

Netcare St Augustine’s and Netcare Umhlanga hospitals have been given a thumbs up by the communities of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), having been voted first and third in the Best Hospital category of the 2014 Daily News Your Choice poll. It was the fifth year running that Netcare St Augustine’s Hospital was awarded the top slot.

Ian Goble, regional director coastal for Netcare’s hospital division, says the Daily News YourChoice poll provides the residents of the province with the opportunity to vote for those businesses and services that they consider to offer the highest quality of service.

“These accolades are the strongest possible vote of confidence from community members in Netcare St Augustine’s and Netcare Umhlanga hospitals and we congratulate both these facilities on their outstanding achievement,” adds Goble. Daily News Your Choice says that being recognised in the poll is a strong endorsement by the consumers.

Goble says the accolades are a tribute to the high quality of care delivered at the hospitals, an acknowledgment of the skill and dedication of their dedicated team of doctors, nurses, pharmacists and support staff. “We are gratified to know that the facilities have become such an integral and important part of the communities that they serve.”

Dr Burton Shinners, general manager of Netcare Umhlanga Hospital, says that the facility’s staff members and healthcare professionals truly live the Netcare values, including its core value of care. “This ensures the hospital delivers the kind of quality care that people appreciate and continue to hold dear,” he adds.

Dr Augusta Dorning, general manager of Netcare St Augustine’s Hospital, suggests that the fact that Netcare St Augustine’s Hospital was once again voted first in the survey bears testimony to the trust and confidence that the people of KZN have in the facility. We would like to thank community for this great honour and for their ongoing support,” concludes Dr Augusta Dorning, general manager of Netcare St Augustine’s Hospital.

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Issued by : Martina Nicholson Associates (MNA) on behalf of Netcare
Contact : Martina Nicholson, Graeme Swinney, Sarah Beswick and Jillian Penaluna
Telephone : (011) 469 3016
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