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Children (1 to 12 years)

A story of care and reassurance

“It was such an emotional and scary time for our family, but our experience was such a good one. The staff of Mediclinic Victoria were amazing. Everyone provided excellent care.”

Covid-19

Visit any Mediclinic Vaccination Centre over Vooma Vaccination Weekend

Mediclinic is once again participating in the Vooma Vaccination Weekend, 12-13 November 2021, in support of COVID-19 vaccinations.

Prime

What to expect: Cystoscopy [INFOGRAPHIC]

Cystoscopy is a procedure that lets the healthcare provider view the urinary tract, particularly the bladder, the urethra, and the openings to the ureters. Here’s what to expect.

Prime

Your pre-surgery checklist [INFOGRAPHIC]

It’s natural to experience some feelings of uncertainty as you prepare for surgery. Mediclinic want you to have the safest, most comfortable surgical experience possible.

Patient Stories

Sinus surgery that can change lives

Minimally invasive endoscopic sinus surgery can remove nasal polyps, straighten the septum, relieve chronic sinusitis and resolve breathing problems.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Our nursing units are designed to minimise the distance between nursing staff and patients.
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  • We have backup generators for our backup generators so that we can provide uninterrupted expert care.
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  • We use a yacht-mast design for our cabling and keep it safely wound up in our trauma pedestals to avoid any accidents.
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  • Our 24-hour emergency centres feature state-of-the-art life-saving equipment.
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  • To ensure sterility, our surgical instruments are twice wrapped in sterile fabric.
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  • An orange has over 170 different phytonutrients and more than 60 flavonoids, providing anti-inflammatory, anti-tumour and blood clot-inhibiting effects.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • We monitor the temperature of our neonatal units as newborn babies are extremely sensitive to temperature change.
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  • We install alcohol rub dispensers at our facilities to prevent the spread of pathogens.
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  • You get 20% of the water your body needs from eating fruit and vegetables.
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  • A jumping rope uses almost every muscle in the entire body during exercise.
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Diabetes

What is diabetic retinopathy?

Specialist ophthalmologist Dr Steve Steyn provides information on diabetic retinopathy and how diabetes can affect your eyesight.

Babies (up to 1 year)

When your newborn needs special medical care

If your newborn needs special medical care, they’ll be in the safest possible hands in one of our 35 neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). 

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Mediclinic has the highest number of internationally accredited facilities in Southern Africa.
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  • Most nursing units have windows overlooking gardens to promote healing.
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  • Our radio-translucent theatre beds enable X-rays to be taken on the spot, without having to move the patient or disturb the procedure.
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  • To prevent harmful bacteria being absorbed by mattresses we use protective under sheets made from polypropylene.
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  • Mediclinic Cape Town is accredited as a mother and baby friendly institution, having scored 100% at a recent external review.
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  • Our 24-hour emergency centres feature state-of-the-art life-saving equipment.
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  • A baby has a 70% better chance of surviving a motor vehicle accident if in a secure car seat and properly restrained.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our expert breastfeeding advice is based on the principles of the United Nations Children’s Fund and the World Health Organisation.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • An orange has over 170 different phytonutrients and more than 60 flavonoids, providing anti-inflammatory, anti-tumour and blood clot-inhibiting effects.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • We place oxygen-releasing, toxin-absorbing plants, like Sanseviera Trifasciata, around our hospitals.
    #MediclinicFacts
Patient Stories

When pregnancy causes diabetes

When a healthy woman develops diabetes during pregnancy, it’s known as gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). It’s a serious condition that must be managed to ensure you – and your baby – are healthy.

Babies (up to 1 year)

The best care for our most vulnerable patients [INFOGRAPHIC]

Mediclinic NICUs offer efficient expertise aimed at providing your newborn with the best possible start in life. How successful are we? We take a closer look.

Diabetes

How diabetes affects your body [INFOGRAPHIC]

Diabetes can lead to a wide variety of problems affecting nearly every major part of your system – your heart, your brain, even your hands and feet. Here, we look at how it develops and affects the body.

Covid-19

COVID-19 vaccinations during pregnancy and lactation

COVID-19 vaccination is strongly encouraged for pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers and women who are contemplating pregnancy.

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