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Our events section tells you about the amazing initiatives, social events and exciting research that happen in and around our clinics.

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Mediclinic race support: ABSA Cape Epic Prologue

Posted on 19 March 2017

This year saw 1300 riders in the starting blocks of the 2017 Absa Cape Epic. Of those riders only 47 were medically treated for a number of different injuries.

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‘The Mediclinic event team is the reason I’m still alive’

Posted on 9 February 2017

As Sean Hanekom approached the end of Stage 3 of the 2013 Absa Cape Epic, he felt a sharp pain on his arm. It was a bee sting, which for most riders would have been no more than a minor irritation. For Sean, however, it was something far more serious.

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Mediclinic remains SA’s favourite healthcare brand

Posted on 16 September 2016

Brand South Africa and Brand Finance Africa recently announced the Top 50 Most Valued brands in South Africa and Mediclinic has once again been named as the top healthcare services provider.

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Mediclinic on Instagram

Posted on 2 August 2016

The new Mediclinic Instagram feed – @mediclinicsouthernafrica – takes you on a visual journey of the people and infrastructure behind the Mediclinic brand.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Our world-class neonatal units feature high frequency oscillatory ventilators to minimise lung trauma in premature babies.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • We place oxygen-releasing, toxin-absorbing plants, like Sanseviera Trifasciata, around our hospitals.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Mediclinic is one of the three leading private hospital groups in Southern Africa and the sixth largest private healthcare group in the world.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Most nursing units have windows overlooking gardens to promote healing.
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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.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Some of our hospitals have operating tables that can support patients of up to 370kg in weight and 2.2m in height.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • 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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  • 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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  • Our hospitals did the first minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve implant procedure in Africa.
    #MediclinicFacts
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The 2016 Absa Cape Epic

Posted on 12 March 2016

This year 1 200 cyclists are taking on the 2016 Absa Cape Epic, where they’ll cover 652km in eight days over gruelling terrain. Tomorrow the prologue stage kicks off at

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How to beat cramps

Posted on 11 March 2016

For athletes – and cyclists especially – muscle cramps can be the bane of your existence. Here are a few tricks and tips to reduce the risk of having your muscles seize up on you.

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
  • A baby has a 70% better chance of surviving a motor vehicle accident if in a secure car seat and properly restrained.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • We use a yacht-mast design for our cabling and keep it safely wound up in our trauma pedestals to avoid any accidents.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • To prevent harmful bacteria being absorbed by mattresses we use protective under sheets made from polypropylene.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our world-class neonatal units feature high frequency oscillatory ventilators to minimise lung trauma in premature babies.
    #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
  • Our expert breastfeeding advice is based on the principles of the United Nations Children’s Fund and the World Health Organisation.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • We have backup generators for our backup generators so that we can provide uninterrupted expert care.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • A jumping rope uses almost every muscle in the entire body during exercise.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Immunisations save lives and help stop diseases from spreading.
    #MediclinicFacts
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7 fixes for common cycling pain

Posted on 8 March 2016

If you’re training for a big bicycling event – next year’s Cape Town Cycle Tour – there’s a good chance you’ll suffer some aches and pains along the way. The bad news is those pains are an inevitable part of training. The good news is most of them can be fixed with a few simple adjustments.

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En route and online

Posted on 4 March 2016

Mediclinic has been the medical sponsor of the Cape Town Cycle Tour since 1995 and this year we’re on hand again at regular points along the route for help and

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Protecting you on the Cape Town Cycle Tour

Posted on 1 March 2016

With a field of 35 000 riders, the 109km Cape Town Cycle Tour is the largest timed cycle race in the world. Thanks to Mediclinic’s comprehensive medical service, it’s also the safest.

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Mediclinic Midstream is eco for Earth Hour

Posted on 27 March 2015

Here’s how Mediclinic Midstream, currently one of the most eco-friendly hospitals in South Africa, does their bit for the environment every day…

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Public-private nurse training

Posted on 17 March 2015

Mediclinic Southern Africa hosted top American foetal monitoring specialist, Professor Nancy Powell, at their Learning Centre in Cape Town on 16 and 17 March 2015. The aim of the workshop was to upskill public and private sector nurses towards reducing foetal or baby mortality and improving maternal health.

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Final day of KAEM 2014

Posted on 10 November 2014

The 2014 Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon 20 is done and dusted. Well done to the runners and the crew. 70 runners set out on day one and 65 (92%) completed the

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Mediclinic Gariep is committed to green

Posted on 29 August 2014

Mediclinic’s newest hospital, Mediclinic Gariep, is committed to green! Find out here.

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Congratulations, Mediclinic!

Posted on 24 July 2014

Mediclinic boasts eighth position out of 450 brands in this year’s BrandFinance South Africa Top 50 brands.

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World Blood Donor Day 2014

Posted on 13 June 2014

480ml is all it takes. Donate blood this World Blood Donor day.

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Remembering Madiba

Posted on 6 December 2013

A tribute to a hero – we remember Nelson Mandela through his wisdom.

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Mediclinic Vergelegen reopens after flood

Posted on 25 November 2013

Following the flood of 15 November, Mediclinic Vergelegen will reopen its doors to the community on Wednesday, 27 November 2013, with the majority of doctors’ consulting rooms, four theatres as well as 90 ward and 10 ICU/High Care beds functioning as a multidisciplinary hospital.

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Mediclinic Vergelegen flood management update

Posted on 20 November 2013

Clean up operations are progressing well at Mediclinic Vergelegen after what the city estimated to be worse than a one-in-a-50-year flood necessitated the evacuation of the hospital on the evening of 15 November.

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Mediclinic Vergelegen flood management a collective effort

Posted on 16 November 2013

The management, doctors and staff of Mediclinic Vergelegen, together with volunteers and disaster risk management from the municipality and other emergency teams – including Western Cape Emergency Services and Disaster Management, ER24, the SAPS, Fire Services, Netcare 911, EMO and the Western Cape Ambulance Service – reacted swiftly in ensuring the safety of patients when a flood occurred at the hospital on the evening of 15 November 2013.

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Mediclinic Vergelegen flood management underway

Posted on 16 November 2013

The management and staff of Mediclinic Vergelegen reacted swiftly in ensuring the safety of patients and staff when a flood occurred at the hospital on the evening of 15 November 2013. The flood followed excessive storms in the Somerset West area and necessitated the evacuation of all patients.

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Mediclinic Muelmed cochlear procedure a first in SA

Posted on 12 September 2013

This new technology, the HiFocus Mid-Scala Electrode, was introduced world-wide very recently, with today’s procedure being the first in South Africa.

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