Hospital pharmacy wins awards

2015-11-11 06:00
PHOTO: supplied Hospital staff celebrate the awards (from left) Alreed Chetty, Miljeko Panajatovic, Carol Coetzee, Deenadayalan Gounden, Rosemary Ludwig, Gabriel Khawula, Desiree Durandt, Thembi Mkhize and Nqobile Hadebe.

PHOTO: supplied Hospital staff celebrate the awards (from left) Alreed Chetty, Miljeko Panajatovic, Carol Coetzee, Deenadayalan Gounden, Rosemary Ludwig, Gabriel Khawula, Desiree Durandt, Thembi Mkhize and Nqobile Hadebe.

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LAST Friday in Johannesburg, the Port Shepstone Regional Hospital Pharmacy won the overall National Government Awards for Innovative Partnership in Service­ Delivery and an award for Workplace Delivery of Medication by the Centre for Public Service Innovation (CPSI).

Hospital spokesperson Phumza Morai said the hospital competed against 18 finalists at national level.

It received the awards for coming up with smart strategies and innovative solutions to deliver pharmaceutical services to patients, moving away from the norm that requires patients to travel to the hospital to collect medication.

Morai said this distribution strategy has improved service delivery immensely and ensured a higher medication compliance rate.

“This strategy has also reduced long queues that hamper hospital services, medicine wastage due to defaulters and ultimately contributes to healthier patients,” she said.

Gabriel Khawula, hospital CEO, welcomed the awards.

“The recognition is testament to the hospital staff’s unwavering commitment to delivering quality service to clients,” said Khawula.

The hospital will always strive to improve its systems through the creation of an environment which allows staff and patients to be creative and innovative said Khawula.

“To this end we have a number of projects in the pipeline with the view of expanding and improving the infrastructure of the hospital ensuring that our clients are able to access our services in a convenient manner.”

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