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. “I have

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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?

  • Most nursing units have windows overlooking gardens to promote healing.
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  • Our corridors are 2.3m wide allowing two beds to pass one another without any interference.
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  • Mediclinic trains more than a thousand nurses annually at training centres throughout Southern Africa.
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  • You get 20% of the water your body needs from eating fruit and vegetables.
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  • Mediclinic uses building materials that reduce background noise for minimal disturbance.
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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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  • 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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  • A baby weighing 390g survived thanks to the expertise of Mediclinic’s highly qualified paediatric staff and specialists.
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  • Trauma patients with a critically low temperature will often be wrapped in a space blanket to reduce heat loss.
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  • To prevent harmful bacteria being absorbed by mattresses we use protective under sheets made from polypropylene.
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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?

  • Immunisations save lives and help stop diseases from spreading.
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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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  • To make the most of every second, we strive to synchronise all our clocks in the hospital.
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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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  • A jumping rope uses almost every muscle in the entire body during exercise.
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  • Trauma patients with a critically low temperature will often be wrapped in a space blanket to reduce heat loss.
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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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  • We monitor the temperature of our neonatal units as newborn babies are extremely sensitive to temperature change.
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  • Our hospitals are designed to minimise ambient noise to promote sleeping and the healing process.
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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

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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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 Awareness 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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