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Training excellence

Mediclinic initially became a registered teaching institution in order to address a shortage of qualified nurses across the country. Today, the hospital group is proud of how its training centres


New solutions for deadly heart conditions

On Tuesday 23 April 2019, Dr Razeen Gopal, a cardiac electrophysiologist at the Cape Town Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Centre located at Mediclinic Panorama, implanted the world’s smallest smart device to


What makes an excellent nurse?

Every year, Mediclinic pays tribute to its family of nursing staff by hosting the Nursing Excellence Awards. These annual events give hospitals an opportunity to identify nurses who embody the


What is the Nursing Odyssey Programme?

Yolanda Walsh explains how Mediclinic is working to improve the standard of clinical nursing care in South Africa. The goal: a culture of nursing expertise. “Nurses play a number of


Innovative Design inspires layout at Mediclinic Stellenbosch Day Clinic

It can be said that the new design at Mediclinic Stellenbosch Day Hospital is not original – in the truest sense it is not. The whole design borrows from three


Screening for eye health problems on the spot

Dr Yajna Kooblal, a new paediatrician at Mediclinic Cape Town, is using an innovative piece of technology to diagnose and treat eye conditions in children. It’s quick, it’s non-invasive, and


Mediclinic Durbanville Day Clinic sees its first corneal transplant

Mediclinic took another step in its innovative day hospital strategy when doctors at Mediclinic Durbanville Day Clinic performed the facility’s first corneal transplant. A patient who lived with chronic eye


Aesthetic gynaecology: new hope for age-old health concerns

For decades, many women with certain common gynaecological problems have suffered in silence. Dr Natalia Novikova, South Africa’s first certified aesthetic gynaecologist, is changing that. Aesthetic gynaecology is a growing


Baby receives spinal surgery while in utero

In a first for Africa, a baby has received spina bifida surgery while in utero Mediclinic Morningside’s Professor Ermos Nicolaou, Specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, and Specialist in Maternal and Foetal


Remote island retrievals

Aircraft type, fuel reserves and weather conditions are just some of the key challenges when organising patient evacuations from remote islands. Alastair Lithgow, Fixed Wing Co-ordinator for ER24 shares his