The injured patient needs to be delivered to the most appropriate facility that can adequately deal with the injuries and not the closest available facility. This has led to the development of specific levels of trauma care that can be provided by a specific hospital based on international standards. The Trauma Society of South Africa recognizes 4 levels of trauma care and provides accreditation certificates for both private and state hospitals with respect to this level of trauma care.
The cost of accreditation is R5000 plus auditor travel costs. A pre-accreditation review can be done on request, the cost of this is R3000 plus auditor travel costs.