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National Health Act, 2003 (Act No. 61 of 2003)


National Health Insurance Policy towards Universal Health Coverage

Chapter 6 : Reorganisation of the Health Care System and Services under NHI

6.2 Improving Leadership and Governance

6.2.6 Governance of other levels of public hospitals


174. The role and function of the hospital boards will be significantly enhanced commensurate with the level of autonomy afforded to the hospital over which they exercise oversight. The roles of hospital boards will include a greater oversight function for improving quality of care, and adherence to national quality standards.


175. Hospital Boards will be strengthened in order to improve the governance of hospital management and staff in line with good corporate governance. The Hospital Boards will represent the views of the community in the general management of hospitals. This will take into account priority needs and any concerns that the community may have about the hospital.