CORPORATE SOCIAL INVESTMENT

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Cataracts FAQ: how do they develop, are you at risk, when do you require surgery?

Cataracts form as your eye lenses become less flexible and transparent as you age. Left untreated, it can lead to blindness. Discover if you’re at risk and what to expect from surgery.

Babies

Ear Infections FAQ: how common are they, how are they treated, will antibiotics help?

Ear infections are a bacterial complication that can affect anyone but children are more prone as their resistance to infection is still underdeveloped. An ENT explains what to look out for and why chronic, untreated infections are something to be concerned about.

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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

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

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.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • To prevent harmful bacteria being absorbed by mattresses we use protective under sheets made from polypropylene.
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  • Our hospitals have been awarded international accreditation for best practice in the management of environmental systems and practices.
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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.
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  • Mediclinic is one of the three leading private hospital groups in Southern Africa and the sixth largest private healthcare group in the world.
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  • A baby weighing 390g survived thanks to the expertise of Mediclinic’s highly qualified paediatric staff and specialists.
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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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  • Our nursing units are designed to minimise the distance between nursing staff and patients.
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  • To make the most of every second, we strive to synchronise all our clocks in the hospital.
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  • We have backup generators for our backup generators so that we can provide uninterrupted expert care.
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  • Most nursing units have windows overlooking gardens to promote healing.
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What is a transurethral resection of a bladder tumour (TURBT)?

This non-invasive urology procedure might potentially save the lives of many people suffering from localised bladder tumours.

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Working together to save lives

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

DID YOU KNOW?

  • To prevent harmful bacteria being absorbed by mattresses we use protective under sheets made from polypropylene.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Most nursing units have windows overlooking gardens to promote healing.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • A baby has a 70% better chance of surviving a motor vehicle accident if in a secure car seat and properly restrained.
    #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 use the internationally recognised Oxford Vermont Network to keep our neonatal critical care units at the forefront of paediatric medicine.
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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 place oxygen-releasing, toxin-absorbing plants, like Sanseviera Trifasciata, around our hospitals.
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  • Our hospitals have been awarded international accreditation for best practice in the management of environmental systems and practices.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our 24-hour emergency centres feature state-of-the-art life-saving equipment.
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  • Our hospitals have been awarded international accreditation for best practice in the management of environmental systems and practices.
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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

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.

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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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Free in-hospital Wi-Fi – a real patient’s perk

Free Wi-Fi has become an expectation akin to water out of a tap or jelly at the hospital canteen. People want to be connected at all times, says Deon Myburgh, Mediclinic’s ICT operations manager.

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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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Mediclinic Southern Africa gives back

More than 3 000 people are treated at Khayelitsha Hospital each month. Here’s how Mediclinic Southern Africa showed their support.

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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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Mediclinic works with Limpopo Department of Health

In the spirit of working with government to enhance the care and well-being of patients, Mediclinic presented almost R800 000 worth of medical and other equipment to the Limpopo Department of Health and Social Development, as part of our carefully orchestrated corporate social investment (CSI) programme.

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Breast Cancer Awarenes Month : Mediclinic aboard the PinkDrive

One in 29 South African women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime*… This figure is frightening. Yet with early detection and effective treatment, the prognosis is very good.

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Mediclinic supports the Change a Life Cycle Tour

A brutal, tragic event five years ago sparked an organisation that has literally turned the tables on a scourge of our society by raising upwards of R3 million for positive action against crime.

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