Based on the experiences of Discovery Health patients, South Africa’s top 20 private hospitals were announced on Monday.
While the results of the third Discovery Health Patient Survey Score (PaSS) highlighted gaps in health service delivery‚ unnecessary costs and other areas for improvement, it also shows that private hospitals are continuously meeting patient expectations and needs.
The areas covered by the survey include categories such as pain management and how healthcare providers communicate.
To ensure fairness, the age; gender of patients and nature of illness are taken into account before a conclusion is reached.
Durban based Ethekwini Hospital and Heart Centre is rated as the best hospital in the survey for the large categories. The best spot for the medium category goes to Gateway Private Hospital in Umhlanga while Cormed Clinic in Vanderbijlpark takes the best spot in small categories.
In the latest analysis, adult Discovery Health patients were surveyed about their experience of care after discharge from the hospital. Also, 136 hospitals were ranked.
According to Discovery Health reports, patients who were well prepared for discharge had better health outcomes and were at lower risk of repeat admissions.
In alphabetical order – South Africa’s Top 20 Private Hospitals in 2016;
Ethekwini Hospital And Heart Centre
Gateway Private Hospital
Hillcrest Private Hospital
Life Bay View Private Hospital
Life Rosepark Hospital
Mediclinic Cape Gate
Mediclinic Louis Leipoldt
Midvaal Private Hospital
Netcare Jakaranda Hospital
Netcare N1 City Hospital
Wilmed Park Private Hospital
Notably, Ethekwini Hospital And Heart Centre; Hillcrest Private Hospital; Lowveld Hospital; Mediclinic Milnerton; Mediclinic Panorama; Mediclinic Stellenbosch; Midvaal Private Hospital; Wilmed Park Private Hospital and Zuid-Afrikaans Hospital have been on the list for three consecutive years.