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Netcare hospitals shine in KwaZulu-Natal PMR.africa Awards

Netcare St Augustine’s Hospital receives highest honour in its category

Monday, October 23 2017

Following completion of its annual provincial industry benchmarking survey in KwaZulu-Natal, research and risk management company PMR.africa has awarded Netcare St Augustine’s Hospital the 2017 Diamond Arrow Award in the private hospital category, the highest of its award ratings. This is the third consecutive year that the hospital has received this prestigious award.

Photo:" Netcare hospitals shine in KwaZulu-Natal PMR.africa Awards. From left to right: Fuad Salie, general manager of Netcare Parklands Hospital; Craig Murphy, Netcare coastal regional director who received the Diamond Arrow Award on behalf of Netcare St Augustine’s Hospital; and Marc van Heerden, general manager of Netcare Umhlanga Hospital."

“We are delighted that Netcare St Augustine’s Hospital has been recognised, and it is particularly gratifying that two more Netcare hospitals were in the top three positions in this benchmarking survey,” said Craig Murphy, Netcare regional director: coastal.

There are four PMR.africa awards for private hospitals in the province, three of which were won by Netcare hospitals. In addition to Netcare St Augustine’s Hospital’s Diamond Award, Netcare Parklands was awarded a Gold Arrow Award and Netcare uMhlanga Hospital received a Silver Arrow Award.

Commenting on the awards, Murphy said that they are a testament to the fact that Netcare hospitals continue to uphold and deliver on Netcare’s values of care, dignity, participation, truth and passion.

The PMR.africa KwaZulu-Natal Business Excellence Awards Breakfast took place on Friday, 20 October, in Durban. The awards are the culmination of a research process whereby companies and institutions are rated according to a number of criteria which include those that have done the most to enhance the economic growth and development of KwaZulu-Natal, levels of managerial expertise, implementation of corporate governance, brand awareness, and levels of innovation.

The general manager of Netcare St Augustine’s Hospital, Heinrich Venter, said it was a great honour to be recognised as the top private hospital in KwaZulu-Natal in the PMR.africa rankings, and thanked the community for their support over the years.

“This award is evidence that our team’s on-going dedication is making a difference and this recognition motivates us to keep improving our service offering. We thank our staff and the healthcare professionals who practise at our hospital for their role in securing this accolade,” Venter adds.

“We thank our patients and their families for turning to Netcare St Augustine’s Hospital for their healthcare needs time and again. This strong community backing has also seen our hospital being voted best hospital in the Daily News ‘Your Choice 2017’ awards for the ninth consecutive year recently, and we are deeply honoured to receive recognition in both of these instances,” he concludes.

 

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Issued by:    Martina Nicholson Associates (MNA) on behalf of Netcare KwaZulu-Natal
Contact:    Martina Nicholson, Graeme Swinney, Meggan Saville or Pieter Rossouw
Telephone:    (011) 469 3016
Email:     martina@mnapr.co.za, graeme@mnapr.co.za, meggan@mnapr.co.za or pieter@mnapr.co.za

 

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