Fifteen consecutive years of being named the Best Hospital in KwaZulu-Natal

Netcare St Augustine’s Hospital gratefully acknowledges award from Daily News readers

Wednesday, November 15 2023

Netcare St Augustine's Hospital has been recognised as the Best Hospital in KwaZulu-Natal by the readers of the Daily News for the fifteenth consecutive year.

Commenting on the announcement Heinrich Venter, general manager of Netcare St Augustine's Hospital, expressed his sincere gratitude to the people of KwaZulu-Natal for the enduring honour bestowed on the hospital and its people.

“Fifteen consecutive years of being named the Best Hospital in the province is an unprecedented honour that continues to humble and inspire us. In healthcare, we have the privilege of supporting people through life's most profound times, sharing in their sadness and great joy while bearing witness to medical miracles,” said Venter.

“We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our valued patients for their continued support and trust in Netcare St Augustine's Hospital. Your confidence in our healthcare team is the foundation of our success, and we are deeply thankful for the privilege to serve you.

It takes a committed and united force of healthcare heroes to relentlessly surpass patient expectations year after year. Members of Netcare St Augustine’s Hospital’s winning team are from left to right: Priya Naidoo, personal assistant Cardio Thoracic ward; Xolisile Nyathi, assistant catering manager Empact Group; Yandisa Potwana, cleaner Tsebo; Dr O'Sharran R.Singh, plastic and reconstructive surgeon; Lucas Ndlangisa, Servest Security; Ronel Lowe, person centred care officer; Sibhon Steyn, personal assistant to hospital general manager; Andrisha Singh, physiotherapist Shamim Khan Physiotherapy; Navoudia Lloyd, registered nurse Surgical Ward 5; Justin Naidoo, reception supervisor; Nicola Hariparsad, hospital marketing manager and Shantal Naidoo, pharmacist assistant.


“To our dedicated doctors, nurses, allied healthcare professionals, pharmacists, paramedics and administrative personnel, we wish to express our deep appreciation for your tireless dedication and exceptional service. Your commitment to upholding the highest standards of care has contributed to our continued recognition as the Best Hospital in KwaZulu-Natal. Together, we strive to provide compassionate and excellent healthcare, and your efforts are truly commendable. Thank you for being an integral part of our journey,” noted Venter.

In congratulating the team at the hospital Sara Nayager, Netcare’s Coastal regional general manager, attributed the success of Netcare St Augustine’s Hospital to their unshakable commitment to Netcare's values of care, participation, dignity, truth and compassion. She added, "This commitment drives staff members and healthcare partners to continually strive to exceed the expectations and perceptions of the patients we serve.

"This accomplishment stands as a testament to the unwavering commitment of the entire Netcare St Augustine's team. Yet, we remain acutely aware that our existence is made meaningful by our patients and the steadfast support of the community. Our heartfelt appreciation extends to our patients and the people of KwaZulu-Natal. We are privileged to be an integral part of a community that places its trust in us for their healthcare needs," concluded Nayager.


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