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Training excellence

Mediclinic initially became a registered teaching institution in order to address a shortage of qualified nurses across the country. Today, the hospital group is proud of how its training centres

Innovation

New solutions for deadly heart conditions

On Tuesday 23 April 2019, Dr Razeen Gopal, a cardiac electrophysiologist at the Cape Town Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Centre located at Mediclinic Panorama, implanted the world’s smallest smart device to

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What is the Nursing Odyssey Programme?

Yolanda Walsh explains how Mediclinic is working to improve the standard of clinical nursing care in South Africa. The goal: a culture of nursing expertise. “Nurses play a number of

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Innovative Design inspires layout at Mediclinic Stellenbosch Day Clinic

It can be said that the new design at Mediclinic Stellenbosch Day Hospital is not original – in the truest sense it is not. The whole design borrows from three

Innovation

Screening for eye health problems on the spot

Dr Yajna Kooblal, a new paediatrician at Mediclinic Cape Town, is using an innovative piece of technology to diagnose and treat eye conditions in children. It’s quick, it’s non-invasive, and

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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

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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

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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

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Mediclinic surgeon performs first middle-ear surgery using 3D technology

Professor Mashudu Tshifularo from Mediclinic Medforum performed successful middle-ear surgery using 3D technology – the first procedure of its kind in the world.

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Absa Cape Epic – Multi-stage events and kidney damage

In 2018, eight riders were withdrawn from the Absa Cape Epic and referred to Dr Geoff Bihl, a nephrologist at Mediclinic Vergelegen, for additional care. Most of these patients received treatment for a combination of severe dehydration (>7% body weight), rhabdomyolysis (the breakdown of muscle), where this can lead to life-threatening blood electrolyte abnormalities i.e. potassium, acute kidney injury or heat stroke. The decision to withdraw a rider is not taken lightly, or without due consideration to all factors affecting the rider.

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