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Meet the first black woman to qualify as a plastic surgeon in SA

The first black woman to qualify as a plastic surgeon in SA is driving her field into the future. “As a surgeon you are helping people in a physical and


Medicinal marijuana: a closer look

Dr Regina Hurley, a specialist anaesthetist at Mediclinic Newcastle, is one of only a handful of practitioners in SA with a permit to produce marijuana for medicinal use. She discusses


Researching tendon strain In Vivo

In Vivo testing to measure strain on tendons during treadmill running In a first in the world trial, Dr Edwin Dillon of Mediclinic Winelands Orthopaedic Hospital together with a team


Boy without an ear canal receives life-changing ENT surgery

After 17 years with no hearing in his right ear, a boy can hear properly – thanks to innovative implant surgery at Mediclinic Louis Leipoldt. “It is rare for a


In the spirit of transformation

By identifying small local companies to work with, Mediclinic empowers quality suppliers and fosters a culture of transformation. Transformation is more than just another buzzword at Mediclinic. “At Mediclinic we


Pulmonologist with a heart of gold

Dr Emmanuel Taban brings world-class pulmonology care, as well as pro bono primary healthcare, to patients in rural Mpumalanga.   When a nurse once told a young Emmanuel Taban that


Welcome home: take a look inside the new Mediclinic Stellenbosch

When Mediclinic decided to build a whole new hospital in Stellenbosch, the company brought together multiple specialists in a wide variety of fields. The thread that joined them all? A


IPC: Working towards the irreducible minimum

Mediclinic takes an evidence-based, practical approach to reduce the spread of multidrug resistant microorganisms and reduce hospital acquired infections. Dr Warren Lowman, who oversees the infection prevention and control (IPC)


Infection control in the hospital setting

Infection prevention is a key performance indicator at all Mediclinic hospitals. Sally Wolf, Infection Control Manager: Mediclinic Constantiaberg, explains how a comprehensive in-hospital strategy brings all units and staff members


Mediclinic SA’s infection control philosophy

Mediclinic Southern Africa considers infection prevention and control a key priority – and innovative measures to reduce the spread of bacteria are now paying off.  Healthcare-associated  infections continue to pose