CORPORATE SOCIAL INVESTMENT

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To the rescue: ER24 paramedics aid Cyclone Idai victims

When ER24 paramedics dropped everything to help Rescue SA bring aid to those affected by Cyclone Idai, their efforts received a special letter of commendation from the United Nations.

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How cataract surgery can change someone’s life  

Although its a relatively simple procedure – and most people still need to use reading glasses afterward – cataract surgery can significantly improve your quality of life.

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Mediclinic teams up with the Free State Department of Health [infographic]

Mediclinic recently partnered with Bongani Regional Hospital and the Free State Department of Health. Dr Steve Steyn, an ophthalmic surgeon in private practice, performed twenty-two cataract surgeries in less than four hours at Mediclinic Welkom. This was part of a larger-scale initiative to perform over 100 surgeries on state sector patients.

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Restoring eyesight together [infographic]

10 Groote Schuur patients had their eye sight restored through cataract surgery at Mediclinic Durbanville Day Clinic in November. Here’s the day in numbers.

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Working together to save lives [infographic]

12 patients received much-needed urology surgery at Mediclinic Stellenbosch on 28 October.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Our hospitals have been awarded international accreditation for best practice in the management of environmental systems and practices.
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  • 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.
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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.
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  • We have backup generators for our backup generators so that we can provide uninterrupted expert care.
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  • Scrub areas in theatre are a minimum of 2.1m wide to accommodate at least two people at a time.
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  • We found a practical solution to a shortage of theatre nurses by becoming a registered teaching institution.
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  • Our hospitals did the first minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve implant procedure in Africa.
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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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  • To ensure sterility, our surgical instruments are twice wrapped in sterile fabric.
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  • Our corridors are 2.3m wide allowing two beds to pass one another without any interference.
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Public Private Initiative at Mediclinic Vergelegen and Strand

It’s Saturday morning and in the sunny, newly built paediatric ward at Mediclinic Vergelegen, there is a tangible feeling of apprehension and excitement. Today, 10 public health patients (five from Red Cross Children’s Hospital patients and five from Groote Schuur) are about to undergo long-awaited eardrum repair surgery at Mediclinic Vergelegen and Mediclinic Strand.

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Working together to help people hear better [infographic]

There was an atmosphere of calm anticipation and friendly efficiency at the newly-refurbished Mediclinic Vergelegen and nearby Mediclinic Strand hospitals on Saturday. Five children from Red Cross Children’s Hospital as well as five adults from Groote Schuur Hospital were there to have life-changing eardrum repair (tympanoplasty) surgery.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Our hospitals have been awarded international accreditation for best practice in the management of environmental systems and practices.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • The triage admission system in our emergency centres has been able to reduce mortality by up to 50%.
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  • To prevent harmful bacteria being absorbed by mattresses we use protective under sheets made from polypropylene.
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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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  • We place oxygen-releasing, toxin-absorbing plants, like Sanseviera Trifasciata, around our hospitals.
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  • We monitor the temperature of our neonatal units as newborn babies are extremely sensitive to temperature change.
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  • We use the internationally recognised Oxford Vermont Network to keep our neonatal critical care units at the forefront of paediatric medicine.
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  • Mediclinic uses building materials that reduce background noise for minimal disturbance.
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  • To ensure sterility, our surgical instruments are twice wrapped in sterile fabric.
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  • Nurses can observe patients at all times as critical care units are designed like a beehive with the nurses’ station in the middle.
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Groote Schuur and Mediclinic join hands

In September, doctors at Mediclinic Milnerton – in partnership with Groote Schuur hospital and the Department of Health – performed cataract removal procedures on eight patients. These life-changing surgeries marked the beginning of a large-scale Corporate Social Investment project focusing on public and private collaboration.

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Cataract surgery partnership [infographic]

We look at the recent care partnership between Mediclinic Milnerton and Groote Schuur hospital which kicked off a campaign to support the public sector in addressing backlogs.

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‘This is why I volunteer’

Mediclinic encourages its staff and affiliated doctors to take some time out every year to volunteer. Dr Mandi Oosthuizen, a GP at Mediclinic Hoogland in Bethlehem, volunteered with the Joyce Meyer Ministries Hand of Hope medical outreach programme. She tells us what she found most enriching about her two weeks in Madagascar.

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CSI surgery helps 83-year-old conservationist back onto his feet

An octogenarian game ranger was able to return to the job he loves after undergoing vital hip replacement surgery through Mediclinic Pietermaritzburg’s corporate social investment (CSI) programme.

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