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Healthy Life

Save a life in 20 minutes with blood donation [INFOGRAPHIC]

Find out more about how your blood can make a difference and save someone else’s life in just 20 minutes.

Cancer

PSA: The one test that can save your life [INFOGRAPHIC]

Men, be a pro and get a simple blood test for prostate-specific antigen (PSA). This one test could save your life.

Urology

Erectile dysfunction: be prepared for your urologist visit

Going to see a urologist about erectile dysfunction? Read this first so you know what to expect.

Cardiology

Abnormal heart rhythm: what it means and how it’s treated

Heart just skipped a beat? It’s not just a figure of speech – abnormal heart rhythms are a medical condition that can be dangerous.

CSI

Reducing our Carbon Footprint [INFOGRAPHIC]

Mediclinic aims to be carbon-neutral by 2030: safeguarding our hospitals, and delivering enhanced care – now and in the future.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Our radio-translucent theatre beds enable X-rays to be taken on the spot, without having to move the patient or disturb the procedure.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Mediclinic Cape Town is accredited as a mother and baby friendly institution, having scored 100% at a recent external review.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • The only one in Africa and one of only 13 in the world, the P-I BrÅnemark Institute of Excellence at Mediclinic Morningside, specialises in facial reconstruction.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Mediclinic has the highest number of internationally accredited facilities in Southern Africa.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • We monitor the temperature of our neonatal units as newborn babies are extremely sensitive to temperature change.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our hospitals did the first minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve implant procedure in Africa.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our 24-hour emergency centres feature state-of-the-art life-saving equipment.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Immunisations save lives and help stop diseases from spreading.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our nursing units are designed to minimise the distance between nursing staff and patients.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our world-class neonatal units feature high frequency oscillatory ventilators to minimise lung trauma in premature babies.
    #MediclinicFacts
Cardiology

Understanding Arrhythmia [INFOGRAPHIC]

Do you feel your heart beating abnormally? You might have arrhythmia. Here’s why you must seek medical help.

Cancer

My battle with multiple myeloma

Janet Widelko was shocked when the strange foaming she’d noticed in her urine turned out to be a symptom of a rare form of cancer.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • We use the internationally recognised Oxford Vermont Network to keep our neonatal critical care units at the forefront of paediatric medicine.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • To prevent harmful bacteria being absorbed by mattresses we use protective under sheets made from polypropylene.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our hospitals did the first minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve implant procedure in Africa.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Immunisations save lives and help stop diseases from spreading.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our corridors are 2.3m wide allowing two beds to pass one another without any interference.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • We monitor the temperature of our neonatal units as newborn babies are extremely sensitive to temperature change.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Some of our hospitals have operating tables that can support patients of up to 370kg in weight and 2.2m in height.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our 24-hour emergency centres feature state-of-the-art life-saving equipment.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • To ensure sterility, our surgical instruments are twice wrapped in sterile fabric.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • We place oxygen-releasing, toxin-absorbing plants, like Sanseviera Trifasciata, around our hospitals.
    #MediclinicFacts
Nursing

Mediclinic Nursing Excellence Awards

The Mediclinic Nursing Excellence Award is an opportunity to recognise nurses who give of themselves daily; nurses who truly believe that connecting with their patients is an essential part of who they are.

Orthopaedics

Key Outcomes associated with Robotic Knee Replacement Surgery

Dr Peter Smith, an Orthopaedic Surgeon operating from the Mediclinic Milnerton in Cape Town, Western Cape, shares the current benefits and expected outcomes of robotic knee replacement surgery using the Cori robotic system.

Exercise

8 Reasons to get moving today [INFOGRAPHIC]

Video meetings, phone calls, more video meetings – working from home isn’t the restful break we all thought it would be. Get motivated to get moving with these 8 reasons…

Nursing

Care is a calling

This International Nurses Day, we examine Mediclinic’s large-scale national higher education initiative that makes Mediclinic nurses known for their selfless devotion to duty.

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