Grey's Hospital Excellence Awards

Grey's Hospital receives prestigious awards again!

Grey’s hospital received two awards for their achievement in environmentally sustainable health care at the first Reginal Green hospital and Sustainable Procurement Conference in Africa on the 7th November 2019.

The Green Health awards celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of Global Green and Healthy Hospital (GGHH) members who take action to reduce the environmental footprint of their health care facilities. Grey’s hospital was recognized for their efforts towards the Waste Green Health challenge.

The conference brought together Global Green and Healthy Hospitals members, health care leaders and experts from across the continent and beyond to discuss, innovate and collaborate on strategies to foster climate-smart and sustainable health care practices.

Global Green and Healthy Hospital network is an international network of hospitals, health care facilities, health systems, and health organizations dedicated to reducing their environmental footprint and promoting public and environmental health.

Dr KB Bilenge (CEO of Grey’s hospital) stated “Grey’s hospital participation in the waste and energy health challenge is a public declaration to reduce the environmental impact and carbon footprint of the facility and operations. In doing so, we will be promoting the health and well-being of patients, staff, and community members”

Grey's Hospital receives prestigious awards at Regional Green Hospital and Sustainable Procurement conference

Gold Award in 2005

After receiving the Silver Award in 2004 Grey’s Hospital Once again entered the Service Excellence Awards in pursuit of Gold.

The Hospital was short-listed to the last 10 after the first round of judging and staff became more upbeat after the second round as all felt that the on site inspection and interviews by the judges went extremely well.

Management was subsequently informed that they were short-listed to the last 5 and were invited to attend the awards ceremony.

All unfolded on the 9th of December 2005, at a gala function hosted by the Premier Held at the International Convention Centre. After hours of entertainment and speeches the moments of truth arrived and as predicted by many Grey’s Hospital emerged as recipients of the coveted Gold Medal.

A special thank you and congratulations to the entire team at Grey’s for making the Department of Health Proud!!!

Extract from the Premiers service Excellence Awards

Silver Award in 2004

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, you heard right, Grey’s Hospital (a first time participant in the Good governance programme) deservedly won the 2004 Premier’s good Governance Silver Award, at the presentation ceremony held at the International convention Centre, on Friday, 05 November 2004.

The event was marked by intellectual verbal articulations that inspired all who had blazed the cold and rainy evening weather, to attend the 5th presentation ceremony. From the tone of the first speaker, it became clear that the event was about honouring the effective delivery of public services and the dedication and commitment of public servants.

This point was later reiterated by the Honourable Premier, when he said “There is no place for a public service that is obsequious” and further delighted the house when he reported that “a comprehensive KZN Citizens Charter will be in place, by the end of March 2005”, a statement which was followed by loud ululations.

A very tense evening one might be tempted to add, characterized by guessing, suspense, and macro-analysis of each and every micro-gesture, with the self-propelled thinking that anything that moved would somewhat provide the faintest clue as to who had won the day

The six-month long assessment process was a true reflection of how far transformation has gone at Grey’s Hospital, as it saw various departments, various categories of staff getting down and jiggy with it, to showcase to the judges, the province and country - the achievements of the hospital, its diversity and the immeasurable commitment and dedication from the staff of this hospital.

The grilling process was indeed exhausting to all, and without the priceless contribution from all members of staff at Grey’s Hospital, the Silver Award would not have been attained.

As first time entrants we must therefore take pride in being awarded this prestigious trophy, as it resembles both excellence and brilliance in the provision of health services, in response to the socio-economic challenges of the province

Extract from The Best Practice Report - PriceWatersHouseCoopers

Grey’s Hospital certainly stands tall with and among the best of the best corporates and organizations in the province and country, and we can proudly say, “We are up there with the best”

We also thank the KZN Department of Health for continued support and leadership. The management of this hospital and staff alike are confident that with such a partnership, “the greatest is behind”. We thank the Premier for his vision and leadership of the province, as well as the two sponsors, PriceWaterHouse Coopers and Standard Bank, for their faith in the efforts of public service and for inspiring and promoting excellence in the provision of services to those in need

Said Professor Ronald Green-Thompson (Head of the KZN Department of Health) in congratulating the Grey’s Hospital staff and management, “I am certain that this will enhance the motivation of the staff as this recognition must be a morale booster. I have no doubt that Grey’s Hospital will continue service excellence. Well done”.

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