The 14-room clinic recently received the awards, given out by the Gauteng Department of Health. Voyeya Ratlabala manages the clinic and its 29 staff members, who see about 5,300 patients monthly.
She credits a good working relationship with the community for the clinic’s success.
“I have always made sure that I am accessible to all staff patients and our partners at anytime regarding all concerns,” she told OurHealth.
Community health worker and member of the clinic’s ward-based outreach team Rebecca Ngwatshe said staff members’ commitment to service with a smile was one of the reasons they deserved to be recognised.
“The staff morale is very high in this clinic,” said community leader Eddie Khunou, who pledged his support to the clinic.
Suurman Clinic is open from 7am to 5pm on weekdays and until 1pm on Saturdays. The clinic serves not only Suurman, but also the communities of Mashemong, Dilopye and Sekampaneng as well.