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.
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.
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.