Public Sector Training

News, Skills

SUPPORTING PUBLIC SECTOR TRAINING

Mediclinic’s Technical Operations team have invited their peers in provincial government to join their training programme. This will develop skills in the healthcare sector and build public-private relationships.

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  • Professor Lubbe

Innovation, Skills

TRANSORBITAL SURGERY IS A GAME CHANGER

An interdisciplinary surgical team in South Africa has developed a medical technique that reaches previously inoperable pathologies in the brain and eye called transorbital surgery. Mediclinic is the first private hospital group in Africa to offer the innovative surgery through Professor Darlene Lubbe’s work.

free wi-fi at mediclinic

Business, Innovation, News

FREE WI-FI AT MEDICLINIC

Connectivity is part and parcel of our daily lives. Be it communicating, researching or keeping abreast of worldwide news, Internet access has become a ‘must-have’ and hospitals are no different in this regard. Mediclinic now offers free Wi-Fi access to its patients, a service that came into being late last year.

water restrictions

Business, News

MEDICLINIC TAKES EXTRA MEASURES TO SAVE WATER

Southern Africa is a water-scarce region, and everyone needs to play their part in the conservation of our purest and most valuable resource. Even hospitals are faced with having to cut back on water consumption.

health environment

Business, News

MEDICLINIC ON GLOBAL CLIMATE ‘A-LIST’

It’s Mediclinic’s business culture to take responsibility for health – both inside and outside their hospitals. That’s why the hospital group takes its policies to reduce its impact on the environment so seriously.

Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the parotid

News, Skills

GROUNDBREAKING PAEDIATRIC TUMOUR REMOVAL PROCEDURE

On 19 November 2016, a three-year-old boy became the first child in South Africa to have a rare mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the parotid removed. This procedure was successfully performed at Mediclinic Pietermaritzburg.

Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery

News, Skills

ARTHROSCOPIC WRIST SURGERY CONFERENCE

Dr Adriaan Smit, an Orthopaedic surgeon at Mediclinic Durbanville, was recently approached by the European Wrist Arthroscopic Society (EWAS) to initiate an advanced training course in Cape Town during November 2016. A first for Africa, this course brought together internationally recognised surgeons and the hand surgery fraternity in South Africa.

blood supply to nipple

Innovation, Skills

BLOOD SUPPLY TO THE NIPPLE

Dr Peet van Deventer’s groundbreaking studies into the blood supply to the nipple-areolar complex area have made breast surgeries safer. Not a great deal was known about the blood supply to the nipple-areolar complex area before reconstructive and plastic surgeon Dr Peet van Deventer did his pioneering work.

Live Robotic Prostatectomy Surgery

Innovation, Skills

LIVE ROBOTIC SURGERY GIVES INSIGHT INTO THE FUTURE OF PROSTATECTOMIES

A first in South Africa, Mediclinic Durbanville played host to a conference featuring a live robotic assisted very complex laparoscopic prostatectomy with extended nodal dissection.

wireless defib

Innovation, Skills

WIRELESS SUBCUTANEOUS DEFIB A FIRST FOR SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

Mediclinic Panorama, together with cardiac electrophysiologist Dr Razeen Gopal, is the first hospital in sub-Saharan Africa to introduce the only non-invasive and wireless ICD – the subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (S-ICD). Mediclinic is always investigating how the needs of our patients can be answered through innovation.

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