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Pulmonologist with a heart of gold

Dr Emmanuel Taban brings world-class pulmonology care, as well as pro bono primary healthcare, to patients in rural Mpumalanga.   When a nurse once told a young Emmanuel Taban that


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)


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


Mediclinic SA’s infection control philosophy

Mediclinic Southern Africa considers infection prevention and control a key priority – and innovative measures to reduce the spread of bacteria are now paying off.  Healthcare-associated  infections continue to pose


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


A step in the right direction: Anelisa Baiiso

“I think everyone in healthcare becomes involved in this industry for one reason: to do good,” says Dr Dirk Nell, an orthopaedic surgeon at Mediclinic Louis Leipoldt in Bellville, Cape


Building excellence in orthopaedics and rheumatology

In a first for Mediclinic, the Mediclinic Winelands Orthopaedic Hospital will be collaborating with the Institute of Orthopaedics and Rheumatology (IOR) to deliver exceptional outcomes to the Winelands and greater


SpyGlass system offers an ERCP upgrade

Because conditions like gallstones cause swelling or narrowing in the affected ducts, most patients will require a closer look than that offered by MRI, and this is where ERCP comes in.


Grow your own timber: Succession planning with Mediclinic’s technical teams

In the early ‘90s, Mediclinic’s technical team consisted of seven staff at head office and another handful of staff at each of the hospitals that were part of the group at that time. Since then, their scope and function has expanded – together with a strong focus on training up staff. The technical team now number over 400.