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The history of Mediclinic’s stroke initiative

Mediclinic hospitals now provide a streamlined, standardised approach to treat and manage stroke patients. Emergency Medicine Manager Dr Melanie Stander explains how this innovative new approach came about. “For the

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Meet SA’s first-ever female neurosurgeon

Dr Minette du Preez qualified as a neurosurgeon in 1994. At the time, there were precious few women in specialist medical roles in the country. This is how she broke

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ER24 is revolutionising the way they deliver care

Through the introduction of innovative technology, ER24 will now be able to locate patients in informal areas or those where street addresses may not give an exact location. You are

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Meet the first black medical oncologist in SA

A pioneer in her own field, this Mediclinic Morningside medical oncologist is on a mission to improve the lives and futures of young girls in impoverished areas.  “I was motivated

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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