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Children (1 to 12 years)

Help your kids get used to wearing face masks    

How to help your children understand, wear, take off and take care of their cloth masks. The first outbreak of COVID-19 was reported at the beginning of 2020. Now, just six months later, we are only beginning to get to grips with this new disease. COVID-19 has changed so many aspects of our lives, in such a short space of time, that it can be hard to keep up.

Children (1 to 12 years)

How to go back to school

What you – and your kids – need to know about staying safe during a phased reopening of SA schools. The COVID-19 pandemic, and the resulting national lockdown, is a tricky time to navigate, and not just for adults. But if you help your children stick to healthy hygiene habits and teach them how safety measures keep them safe from germs, you can empower them to take charge of a healthier future.

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Appropriate use of personal protective equipment (PPE)

As concern grows around the availability of personal protective equipment (or PPE) for the public’s use, Mediclinic would like to highlight where and when such items would be necessary. As has been publicly mentioned, there is currently a worldwide shortage of PPE, particularly those required by medical staff such as medical masks or respirators.

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Understanding COVID-19 Screening vs Testing

  It may be confusing when information sent out about COVID-19 refers to screening and testing. Many may tend to think that this is the same thing. We take a

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Expand your mind during lockdown

Isolation in lockdown needn’t mean brain-freeze. Use this downtime to learn a new skill – or to visit a destination remotely.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Our expert breastfeeding advice is based on the principles of the United Nations Children’s Fund and the World Health Organisation.
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  • Our corridors are 2.3m wide allowing two beds to pass one another without any interference.
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  • Our world-class neonatal units feature high frequency oscillatory ventilators to minimise lung trauma in premature babies.
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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 hospitals are designed to minimise ambient noise to promote sleeping and the healing process.
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  • We have backup generators for our backup generators so that we can provide uninterrupted expert care.
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  • Mediclinic trains more than a thousand nurses annually at training centres throughout Southern Africa.
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  • To prevent harmful bacteria being absorbed by mattresses we use protective under sheets made from polypropylene.
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  • We found a practical solution to a shortage of theatre nurses by becoming a registered teaching institution.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Trauma patients with a critically low temperature will often be wrapped in a space blanket to reduce heat loss.
    #MediclinicFacts
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Staying fit during lockdown

Lockdown measures are crucial to minimise the spread of COVID-19. To minimise the impact on you – and your family’s – well-being while cooped up at home, consider these novel ways for staying fit during lockdown.

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Protect your mental health during the COVID-19 lockdown

In the weeks of social distancing and self-isolation during the COVID-19 lockdown, pay attention to your mental health.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • We install alcohol rub dispensers at our facilities to prevent the spread of pathogens.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • A baby has a 70% better chance of surviving a motor vehicle accident if in a secure car seat and properly restrained.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Mediclinic trains more than a thousand nurses annually at training centres throughout Southern Africa.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our hospitals are designed to minimise ambient noise to promote sleeping and the healing process.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • A baby weighing 390g survived thanks to the expertise of Mediclinic’s highly qualified paediatric staff and specialists.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our nursing units are designed to minimise the distance between nursing staff and patients.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • To make the most of every second, we strive to synchronise all our clocks in the hospital.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our hospitals have been awarded international accreditation for best practice in the management of environmental systems and practices.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our hospitals have been awarded international accreditation for best practice in the management of environmental systems and practices.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • We found a practical solution to a shortage of theatre nurses by becoming a registered teaching institution.
    #MediclinicFacts
Children (1 to 12 years)

Keeping kids safe and sane during lockdown

A few ways to keep kids entertained during the COVID-19 pandemic without having to leave the house.

Healthy Life

COVID-19 online assessment for testing

Coronavirus Disease or COVID-19 is caused by a Coronavirus, called SARS-CoV-2. Corona viruses are responsible for the common cold.

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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) information

Discover everything you need to know about Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) here.

Babies (up to 1 year)

A medical miracle: Cayden Pillay’s story

“From the moment we fell pregnant with Cayden, we felt he was special. We didn’t know he would become a medical miracle”

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