OHSC statement on world patient safety day 2021
September 17, 2021
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The OHSC embarks on community outreach campaigns at Joe Morolong Local Municipality

The Office of Health Standards Compliance (OHSC) is a public entity charged, in terms of the National Health Amendment Act 2013, with improving the quality of healthcare by driving health establishments’ compliance with minimum norms and standards.

It is an independent health regulatory body created by the afore-mentioned Act of Parliament to promote and protect the health and safety of all users of health services in South Africa.

It does this by means of inspections, the exercise of enforcement powers, the certification of compliant establishments, and investigation of complaints about sub-standard care. The Health Ombud, who is accommodated within the OHSC, is responsible for the investigation of breaches of norms and standards by health establishments.

The OHSC will be embarking on a series of community outreach campaigns with the purpose to inform members of the community of its functions.

The areas to be visited at Joe Morolong Local Municipality are listed in a table below:

AREA COMMUNITY DATE TIME
Northern Cape

 

John Taolo Gaetsewe District

 

Joe Morolong LM

1.     Heunningvlei Community 27 September 2021 14:00 – 16:00
2.     Bothitong Community 28 September 2021 10:00 – 12:00
3.     Gamorona Community 28 September 2021 14:00 – 16:00
4.     Madibeng Community 29 September 2021 10:00 – 12:00
5.     Cassel Community 29 September 2021 14:00 – 16:00
6.     Bendel Community 30 September 2021 10:00 – 12:00
7.     Dithakong Community 30 September 2021 14:00 – 16:00

 

All members of the community are invited to attend the campaigns.

ISSUED BY THE OFFICE OF HEALTH STANDARDS COMPLIANCE

Contacts: Medupe Simasiku: 066 300 0111; or Ricardo Mahlakanya: 066 473 8666;

www.ohsc.org.za

www.healthombud.org.za

Media Statement – Community Campaigns (Joe Morolong)