RECOGNITION: Councillor Strike Moyakhe, Job Shimankana Tabane Hospital CEO Rose Mokoto and MEC for health Dr Magome Masike.
The provincial health department rewarded best performing institutions in the North West with the aim to motivate staff and improve service delivery.
The department recently held an awards ceremony in Mahikeng where facilities that ranked the best were honoured.
The facilities were measured on six priorities which are cleanliness, patient safety, infection control, waiting times, medical supplies, value and attitude of staff to patients.
The Job Shimankana Tabane Hospital emerged as the best performing provincial hospital after some of its facilities received national and international praise.
Health MEC Dr Magome Masike said what was happening at the Rustenburg-based hospital stood as a model for other facilities.
“We have also made a huge impression internationally where an initiative (Kahaizen approach) to reduce waiting time at Job Shimankana Tabane Hospital’s pharmacy has been recognised as one of the best projects in the All Africa Public Service Awards,” Masike said.
The partnership between the department and Broadreach at the Tshepong/Klerksdorp hospital also received the MEC’s special mention. The partnership has seen the establishment of one of the best TB cure centres in South Africa and the world.
“I acknowledge the Broadreach public private partnership in Matlosana and the maternity record project at Boiki Tlhapi Community Health Centre.
The two are finalists for the centre for public service innovation (CPSI) awards 2012 and we applaud their feat,” he said.
The MEC also called on staff to work towards excellence so that the health profile of the North West could be the best in the country.
He added: “I want us to build teams, build winning mentality and build institutional capacity to deliver quality health services.
“This we can achieve if we share a common understanding of an organisational culture that promotes teamwork and a healthy working environment. I want us all to look forward to going to work, a point where we all feel it is a pleasure to serve.
“I need all of us to share a vision of a culture of tolerance, togetherness and team spirit. If we do so we will fully understand the Batho Pele ethos – I belong, I serve, I care!”