Events

This section tells you about the endurance events Mediclinic supports with world-class medical care.

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Cape Epic

Facing the future with Scinapse

Mediclinic has embarked on a bold digital innovation journey with Scinapse.

Cape Town Cycle Tour

25 Years of Expertise at the Cape Town Cycle Tour

Bringing 25 years of experience to the Cape Town Cycle Tour, Mediclinic is proud to be the official medical provider to the world’s biggest timed cycle race. Since 1995, Mediclinic

Cape Epic

Your 2020 sports calendar [infographic]

A year’s worth of sporting events where Mediclinic plays a key role in providing medical assistance and expertise. Plus: what to look out for at each one – risk factors and common injuries, illnesses, and how to prevent them.

Cape Epic

Saddle Sores– Getting back in the saddle

While many riders have ridden successfully without incurring any symptoms of saddle sores, the climate and natural environment together with the prolonged period of 8 days’ riding often lead to

Cape Epic

Participant medical pre-event screening of athletes is no longer a luxury

For the past three years Mediclinic’s dedicated special events medical team have worked with race organisers across multiple sporting codes to promote and endorse pre-event screening of athletes.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Our world-class neonatal units feature high frequency oscillatory ventilators to minimise lung trauma in premature babies.
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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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  • 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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  • Mediclinic uses building materials that reduce background noise for minimal disturbance.
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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 corridors are 2.3m wide allowing two beds to pass one another without any interference.
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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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  • 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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  • Mediclinic trains more than a thousand nurses annually at training centres throughout Southern Africa.
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  • Our 24-hour emergency centres feature state-of-the-art life-saving equipment.
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Events

Mediclinic World Prematurity Day Fun Run 2019

Get moving and join the fun on a 5km run or walk to raise awareness about WOrld Prematurity Day and support Tygerberg Hospital Children’s Trust. Worldwide, premature birth is the

Cape Town Marathon

The most common runner’s injuries – and how to avoid them

What are the most common running-related injuries? And – more importantly – how can you avoid them? We asked a Mediclinic sports doctor.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • To prevent harmful bacteria being absorbed by mattresses we use protective under sheets made from polypropylene.
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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 24-hour emergency centres feature state-of-the-art life-saving equipment.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Most nursing units have windows overlooking gardens to promote healing.
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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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  • 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.
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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.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Some of our hospitals have operating tables that can support patients of up to 370kg in weight and 2.2m in height.
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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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Events

International Nurses Day – Saying thank you

What do you say to someone who cares selflessly? Has compassion for every person they come into contact with? Is strong when you are weak? Mediclinic says “Thank You!” Each

hand hygiene
Cape Epic

Hand Hygiene, Less Germs – More Glory!

Over the upcoming eight days of the 2020 Absa Cape Epic, the race’s reputation as one of the world’s most recognised extreme races will once again be put to the

Cape Epic

Things I never knew: Pitfalls for cyclists

After years of watching athletes walk in and out of our race hospitals, there are always a few common issues that new riders (and sometimes more experienced riders) do not

Cape Epic

Sunny South Africa – rethinking our climate

For a multistage event such as the Absa Cape Epic, most South African riders will be familiar with the local conditions that they will experience over the 8 days. However,

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