The North West Department of Health (DoH) has appointed Babe Sedile Mosuwe as the new Chief Executive Officer of Brits District Hospital.

Mosuwe is the former CEO of a regional KwaZulu-Natal hospital and a Gauteng district hospital. She has also held various roles within the public health sector as a Project Manager and has headed public relations with the private health sector.

Mosuwe’s achievements to date include pioneering a number of research initiatives within the administration and nursing sectors, as well as developing an Information Communication Technology (ICT) project that involved doctors capturing clinical files. Mosuwe also set up a help desk in her previous hospital before Quality Assurance Departments were the norm.

According to Mosuwe, her priority for Brits District Hospital is to create a balance between conformance with governance principles and operational effectiveness. “Government’s deliberate action of spending millions of Rands on the hospital was a good platform to usher in a working culture that puts the patients and their families at the centre,” said Mosuwe.

Mosuwe added that the hospital’s management team is tasked with a big challenge of cultivating a working culture that will ensure a definite change; something that patients and staff will be proud of.

She commemorated the hospital employees for showing remarkable commitment during the tough times at the old hospital. “The employees were committed irrespective of what they had to stand against at the old hospital. They have made it through and have managed to ensure quality of care,” said Mosuwe.

“My passion is to ensure that the hospital becomes a centre of excellence, more so because of the new building,” added Mosuwe.

The hospital was officially opened on April 4th 2014, replacing the old structure that was demolished in 2008. The R419 million hospital has 216 beds and provides services that include an accident, emergency and crisis centre, surgical and medical wards, paediatric and neonatal high care, kangaroo mother care, X-ray, step down facility, maternity, theatre, mortuary and laboratory services.

“The new state-of-the-art hospital is driving us as an organisation to accomplish something of great significance,” Mosuwe concluded.

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