Internal governance structures

Good Governance and Accountability


The Independent Code consists of a set of principles, values and responsibilities intended to guide and inform the way that organisations are managed and conduct their affairs. DPH has committed to comply with and give full effect to the principles, values and guidelines which constitute the independent code of governance for NPO’s South Africa.

DPH is COHSASA accredited. COHSASA is the only internationally accredited quality improvement and accreditation body for healthcare facilities based in Africa. In the past 22 years over 600 facilities throughout the continent have entered the COHSASA programme to improve the quality and safety of the healthcare services provided to patients.

DPH is a 5-star HPCA member hospice. The mission of HPCA is to promote quality in life, dignity in death and support in bereavement for all living with a life-threatening illness by supporting member hospices and partner organisations.

WC-HPCA is an association of HPCA member hospices in the Western Cape. WC-HPCA is a NPC which focuses on 5 specific areas in support of palliative care in the province. These are Monitoring Evaluation and Reporting, Accreditation and quality care support, Training and Education, Resource Development and Advocacy. All HPCA WC membership is approved by the WC-HPCA Board in line with membership criteria.

Yearly audits are conducted by LDP which is structured around LDP Incorporated, a well-known and long-established practice of public accountants and auditors in South Africa.





External governance structures

Good Governance and Accountability


The Independent Code consists of a set of principles, values and responsibilities intended to guide and inform the way that organisations are managed and conduct their affairs. DPH has committed to comply with and give full effect to the principles, values and guidelines which constitute the independent code of governance for NPO’s South Africa.

DPH is COHSASA accredited. COHSASA is the only internationally accredited quality improvement and accreditation body for healthcare facilities based in Africa. In the past 22 years over 600 facilities throughout the continent have entered the COHSASA programme to improve the quality and safety of the healthcare services provided to patients.

DPH is a 5-star HPCA member hospice. The mission of HPCA is to promote quality in life, dignity in death and support in bereavement for all living with a life-threatening illness by supporting member hospices and partner organisations.

WC-HPCA is an association of HPCA member hospices in the Western Cape. WC-HPCA is a NPC which focuses on 5 specific areas in support of palliative care in the province. These are Monitoring Evaluation and Reporting, Accreditation and quality care support, Training and Education, Resource Development and Advocacy. All HPCA WC membership is approved by the WC-HPCA Board in line with membership criteria.

Yearly audits are conducted by LDP which is structured around LDP Incorporated, a well-known and long-established practice of public accountants and auditors in South Africa.





HPCA Palliative Care Code of Ethics

Summary

Palliative care promotes the alleviation of suffering and does not support euthanasia. There is always an appropriate care plan for every person.

All Palliative Care personnel should practice compassion and respect for the dignity, worth, and uniqueness of every individual without discrimination.

Palliative Care supports Universal Health Coverage ensuring that all people can access quality palliative care services whilst ensuring the use of these services does not expose the patient or family to financial hardship.

Palliative Care personnel should owe the same duties to self as to others, including the responsibility to preserve integrity and safety, to maintain competence, and to continue personal and professional growth.

MEDICAL ETHICAL PRINCIPLES

These principles guide the development of the interdisciplinary care plan, the ongoing assessment, action plan and treatment.

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