Mediclinic’s solar investment drives real transformation
Mediclinic’s partnership with Kigeni Holdings is uplifting both parties. The project, which will see solar energy resources installed in 10 Mediclinic hospitals across South Africa, is designed to both reduce the hospital group’s nationwide carbon footprint and empower small, black-owned businesses.
Daring to Dream about Possibilities
Mediclinic recently collaborated with NGO Partners for Possibility to host a successful “Dare to Dream” career day exhibition at Cloetesville High School, near Stellenbosch. This partnership is part of an ongoing initiative to align corporate leaders with school principals, in order to address challenges in the school.
Prominent orthopaedic surgeon brings relief to Somerset West worker
Tembelani Njonga, a general worker from the Nomzamo informal settlement, underwent surgery with Dr Charl van den Berg, a prominent surgeon at Mediclinic Vergelegen, under the auspices of the Agape foundation. Being a patient that is reliant on the state, Tembelani was on a waiting list for surgery for a while and his condition was being managed with pain medication. Until this procedure, he had never been to hospital, making the life changing experience one of many firsts.
Mediclinic supports public sector doctor training
The number of doctors graduating within South Africa has become a cause for concern over recent years. With the volume of graduates increasing only incrementally from those being produced in the 1970s and the population doubling in this time frame, it is essential that all role players investigate new and sustainable options for training doctors in South Africa.
Robotic surgery offering extended to 10 state sector patients
While awaiting pre-meds ahead of surgery to remove his prostate gland, Cape Town builder John Vraagom shared a few jokes. “My job is to build walls: I keep skelms out of your house,” he laughed. “Now tell me more about the robot that is going to cure my cancer!”
Mediclinic again pledges commitment to the public health sector
All sides played their part in the latest chapter of the ongoing public-private partnership between Mediclinic and the Department of Health. Private urologists and other specialists offered their pro-bono services to perform life-saving prostatectomy surgeries on 10 patients from Tygerberg Hospital, using the innovative da Vinci robotic surgical system at Mediclinic Durbanville.