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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!” 

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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.

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Mediclinic Collaborates with the Free State Department of Health

For Hannes van der Merwe, a 72-year-old artist whose cloudy vision had made it impossible for him to paint his beloved landscapes, and Maria Gotyana, an elderly grandmother whose failing eyesight made sewing and housework an impossibility, Wednesday 29 November was a memorable day.

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Mediclinic Stellenbosch joins Groote Schuur

Twelve Groote Schuur Hospital patients recently underwent urology procedures at Mediclinic Stellenbosch. This forms part of a large-scale Corporate Social Investment project that focuses on collaboration between the public and private healthcare sectors.

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Seamless Cross-Sector Teamwork in Mediclinic’s Latest Collaboration

Together with the public sector, surgeons at Mediclinic Vergelegen and Strand perform life-changing eardrum repairs on both children and adults.

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Collaboration can help alleviate the burden of disease

A successful partnership between the public sector and Mediclinic means that some patients can have life-changing surgery sooner than they had first hoped.

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Healthcare is in everyone’s hands

Making a significant difference to the healthcare challenges in our country requires collaboration and partnership between the public and private healthcare sectors.

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Mediclinic supports Western Cape Government Mandela Day Initiative

Mediclinic was recently able to contribute towards a Mandela Day initiative arranged by the Western Cape Government, where life changing operations for 67 patients were performed at various public hospitals

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‘This is why I volunteer’

Mediclinic encourages its staff and affiliated doctors to take some time out every year to volunteer. Dr Mandi Oosthuizen, a GP at Mediclinic Hoogland in Bethlehem, volunteered with the Joyce Meyer Ministries Hand of Hope medical outreach programme. She tells us what she found most enriching about her two weeks in Madagascar.

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Mediclinic Southern Africa gives back

Mediclinic Southern Africa donated disposable skin staplers worth R40 000 to Khayelitsha Hospital in the Western Cape.

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