Events

This section tells you about the endurance events Mediclinic supports with world-class medical care.

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Events

Mediclinic Midstream is eco for Earth Hour

Here’s how Mediclinic Midstream, currently one of the most eco-friendly hospitals in South Africa, does their bit for the environment every day…

Events

Public-private nurse training

Mediclinic Southern Africa hosted top American foetal monitoring specialist, Professor Nancy Powell, at their Learning Centre in Cape Town on 16 and 17 March 2015. The aim of the workshop was to upskill public and private sector nurses towards reducing foetal or baby mortality and improving maternal health.

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Final day of KAEM 2014

The 2014 Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon 20 is done and dusted. Well done to the runners and the crew. 70 runners set out on day one and 65 (92%) completed the

Events

Mediclinic Gariep is committed to green

Mediclinic’s newest hospital, Mediclinic Gariep, is committed to green! Find out here.

Events

Congratulations, Mediclinic!

Mediclinic boasts eighth position out of 450 brands in this year’s BrandFinance South Africa Top 50 brands.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • We found a practical solution to a shortage of theatre nurses by becoming a registered teaching institution.
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  • Most nursing units have windows overlooking gardens to promote healing.
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  • Our hospitals have been awarded international accreditation for best practice in the management of environmental systems and practices.
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  • A baby weighing 390g survived thanks to the expertise of Mediclinic’s highly qualified paediatric staff and specialists.
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  • We monitor the temperature of our neonatal units as newborn babies are extremely sensitive to temperature change.
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  • Our hospitals did the first minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve implant procedure in Africa.
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  • Immunisations save lives and help stop diseases from spreading.
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  • A baby has a 70% better chance of surviving a motor vehicle accident if in a secure car seat and properly restrained.
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  • Mediclinic uses building materials that reduce background noise for minimal disturbance.
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  • Our 24-hour emergency centres feature state-of-the-art life-saving equipment.
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Events

World Blood Donor Day 2014

480ml is all it takes. Donate blood this World Blood Donor day.

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Remembering Madiba

A tribute to a hero – we remember Nelson Mandela through his wisdom.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • We monitor the temperature of our neonatal units as newborn babies are extremely sensitive to temperature change.
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  • The only one in Africa and one of only 13 in the world, the P-I BrÅnemark Institute of Excellence at Mediclinic Morningside, specialises in facial reconstruction.
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  • Nurses can observe patients at all times as critical care units are designed like a beehive with the nurses’ station in the middle.
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  • We use a yacht-mast design for our cabling and keep it safely wound up in our trauma pedestals to avoid any accidents.
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  • Our hospitals have been awarded international accreditation for best practice in the management of environmental systems and practices.
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  • Our world-class neonatal units feature high frequency oscillatory ventilators to minimise lung trauma in premature babies.
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  • Our hospitals did the first minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve implant procedure in Africa.
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  • Our radio-translucent theatre beds enable X-rays to be taken on the spot, without having to move the patient or disturb the procedure.
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  • Trauma patients with a critically low temperature will often be wrapped in a space blanket to reduce heat loss.
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  • Our corridors are 2.3m wide allowing two beds to pass one another without any interference.
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Events

Mediclinic Vergelegen reopens after flood

Following the flood of 15 November, Mediclinic Vergelegen will reopen its doors to the community on Wednesday, 27 November 2013, with the majority of doctors’ consulting rooms, four theatres as well as 90 ward and 10 ICU/High Care beds functioning as a multidisciplinary hospital.

Events

Mediclinic Vergelegen flood management update

Clean up operations are progressing well at Mediclinic Vergelegen after what the city estimated to be worse than a one-in-a-50-year flood necessitated the evacuation of the hospital on the evening of 15 November.

Events

Mediclinic Vergelegen flood management a collective effort

The management, doctors and staff of Mediclinic Vergelegen, together with volunteers and disaster risk management from the municipality and other emergency teams – including Western Cape Emergency Services and Disaster Management, ER24, the SAPS, Fire Services, Netcare 911, EMO and the Western Cape Ambulance Service – reacted swiftly in ensuring the safety of patients when a flood occurred at the hospital on the evening of 15 November 2013.

Events

Mediclinic Muelmed cochlear procedure a first in SA

This new technology, the HiFocus Mid-Scala Electrode, was introduced world-wide very recently, with today’s procedure being the first in South Africa.

Events

Mediclinic doctor garners awards for TB advocacy

Having collected an international award in Washington for the work done by her tuberculosis (TB) treatment advocacy group, TB Proof, Dr Dalene von Delft, an emergency centre doctor at Mediclinic Vergelegen, was also recently named as one of Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans.

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Pedal to the medal

The annual Cape Epic lives up to its name in more ways than one, particularly when you consider the multifaceted logistical planning that lies behind the event.

Cape Epic

Celebrating 10 years at the ABSA Cape Epic

Ten years ago, race founder Kevin Vermaak realised his dream of a multi-day mountain biking event and the ABSA Cape Epic was born.

Emergency

Mediclinic Events team kept busy at MTB events

The Mediclinic Events team of 3 doctors and 4 nurses were kept busy over the last 4 days of serious mountain bike racing at Boschendal and environs.

Events

Electronic patient management system

Mediclinic has a specially designed electronic patient system which helps create an invaluable medical database, sourced from the information provided when riders enter the race and from the screening at the Lifestyle Expo.

Events

Check in at the Mediclinic Medical Mezzanine

At this stage, most Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour participants are performing at their peak and are now contemplating their race strategy.

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New hospital to enhance Mediclinic’s services in Kimberley

Mediclinic is proud to announce that building has commenced on its 53rd Southern African hospital, following a ground-breaking ceremony at what will become Mediclinic Gariep in Kimberley on 21 February 2013.

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