Events

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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Cape Epic

Elmar Sprink – a rider with heart

Elmar Sprink is an amazing example of how the human body can face anything – when it is provided the necessary training and support. As a heart transplant recipient Elmar spent months waiting for a heart to become available, and when he was given the opportunity for a new lease on life, he grabbed it with both hands.

Cape Epic

Be prepared on the 2017 Absa Cape Epic

The much-anticipated Absa Cape Epic kicks off at Meerendal Wine Estate. Here’s how riders can make sure they’re prepared for any hiccups along their adrenaline-fuelled eight-day ride:

Cycle Tour

First Cape Town Cycle Tour checklist

Like someone once said, it’s not about the bike. (Not entirely, at least!) When you’re prepping for your first Cape Town Cycle Tour, you’ll have a long list of things to consider – from training to nutrition. Here’s your pre-race checklist.

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Mediclinic on Instagram

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

Cape Town Marathon

20 years of care – wherever!

It all started with the provision of medical assistance during the then Cape Argus Pick n Pay cycle race in 1996. Today the clinical support of Mediclinic’s Corporate Events department plays a critical role in the success of major public gatherings across the country.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • 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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  • 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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  • Mediclinic has the highest number of internationally accredited facilities in Southern Africa.
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  • The triage admission system in our emergency centres has been able to reduce mortality by up to 50%.
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  • Our 24-hour emergency centres feature state-of-the-art life-saving equipment.
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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 world-class neonatal units feature high frequency oscillatory ventilators to minimise lung trauma in premature babies.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • We monitor the temperature of our neonatal units as newborn babies are extremely sensitive to temperature change.
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  • Most nursing units have windows overlooking gardens to promote healing.
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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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Mediclinic Midstream is eco for Earth Hour

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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Mediclinic Gariep is committed to green

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

DID YOU KNOW?

  • We monitor the temperature of our neonatal units as newborn babies are extremely sensitive to temperature change.
    #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
  • A jumping rope uses almost every muscle in the entire body during exercise.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Most nursing units have windows overlooking gardens to promote healing.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Mediclinic has the highest number of internationally accredited facilities in Southern Africa.
    #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
  • Mediclinic uses building materials that reduce background noise for minimal disturbance.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • We found a practical solution to a shortage of theatre nurses by becoming a registered teaching institution.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • A baby weighing 390g survived thanks to the expertise of Mediclinic’s highly qualified paediatric staff and specialists.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • An orange has over 170 different phytonutrients and more than 60 flavonoids, providing anti-inflammatory, anti-tumour and blood clot-inhibiting effects.
    #MediclinicFacts
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Congratulations, Mediclinic!

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

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

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Remembering Madiba

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

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Mediclinic Vergelegen flood management update

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

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

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

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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Doctor involved with TB treatment plans at Mediclinic garnered awards for TB advocacy

Having collected an international award in Washington for the work done by her tuberculosis (TB) treatment advocacy group, TB Proof, Dr Dalene von Delft, an emergency centre doctor at Mediclinic Vergelegen, was also recently named as one of Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans.

Cape Epic

See no limits

Hein Wagner was born with Leber congenital amaurosis – here’s how he sees the world.

Emergency

Pedal to the medal

The annual Cape Epic lives up to its name in more ways than one, particularly when you consider the multifaceted logistical planning that lies behind the event.

Cape Epic

Celebrating 10 years at the ABSA Cape Epic

Ten years ago, race founder Kevin Vermaak realised his dream of a multi-day mountain biking event and the ABSA Cape Epic was born.

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