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Paediatrics

All about autism

There’s a reason autism is also referred to as autism spectrum condition (ASC), autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or even “being on the spectrum”. That’s because one case of autism has

Gynaecology

5 ways to a healthy pregnancy

Expecting a baby is one of the most exciting and bewildering times of your life. These steps help ensure you – and your unborn baby – stay healthy. Go for

Nursing

Caring for the most vulnerable – celebrating World Prematurity Day

“Where does one begin on what makes your neonatal nurse special because they play a very important role in your family’s life? It is not easy to have your baby

Babies (up to 1 year)

Diarrhoea in children: when to worry

Stomach upsets can be anything from unpleasant to distressing – but when it’s your child experiencing diarrhoea or vomiting, it can have serious consequences.

Babies (up to 1 year)

Off to the paediatrician?

Dr Okwudili Edward-Pascal Akarue, a paediatrician at Mediclinic Highveld, shares the top reasons why parents visit him.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • To ensure sterility, our surgical instruments are twice wrapped in sterile fabric.
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  • We have backup generators for our backup generators so that we can provide uninterrupted expert care.
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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 hospitals are designed to minimise ambient noise to promote sleeping and the healing process.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our expert breastfeeding advice is based on the principles of the United Nations Children’s Fund and the World Health Organisation.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Nurses can observe patients at all times as critical care units are designed like a beehive with the nurses’ station in the middle.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • We use the internationally recognised Oxford Vermont Network to keep our neonatal critical care units at the forefront of paediatric medicine.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • You get 20% of the water your body needs from eating fruit and vegetables.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our 24-hour emergency centres feature state-of-the-art life-saving equipment.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • 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
Children (1 to 12 years)

A story of care and reassurance

“It was such an emotional and scary time for our family, but our experience was such a good one. The staff of Mediclinic Victoria were amazing. Everyone provided excellent care.”

Babies (up to 1 year)

The best care for our most vulnerable patients [INFOGRAPHIC]

Mediclinic NICUs offer efficient expertise aimed at providing your newborn with the best possible start in life. How successful are we? We take a closer look.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Our hospitals have been awarded international accreditation for best practice in the management of environmental systems and practices.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • We found a practical solution to a shortage of theatre nurses by becoming a registered teaching institution.
    #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
  • Our corridors are 2.3m wide allowing two beds to pass one another without any interference.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Some of our hospitals have operating tables that can support patients of up to 370kg in weight and 2.2m in height.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • To prevent harmful bacteria being absorbed by mattresses we use protective under sheets made from polypropylene.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Mediclinic uses building materials that reduce background noise for minimal disturbance.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • We install alcohol rub dispensers at our facilities to prevent the spread of pathogens.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • A jumping rope uses almost every muscle in the entire body during exercise.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • We place oxygen-releasing, toxin-absorbing plants, like Sanseviera Trifasciata, around our hospitals.
    #MediclinicFacts
Paediatrics

Adenoids: Does your child need surgery? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Your adenoid is a gland that sits behind your soft palate between your nose and throat. It is vital for good health in babies and children.

Children (1 to 12 years)

Anxious child? The do’s and don’ts

Children may find it difficult to explain how they’re feeling during this ongoing pandemic. Watch out for these signs of anxiety – and learn how to help them cope. People

Children (1 to 12 years)

When puppy fat becomes dangerous [INFOGRAPHIC]

Is it puppy fat, or is it time to start worrying about your child’s weight?

Babies (up to 1 year)

Get up to date with your child’s vaccinations

Now that the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic is behind us, there’s no need to delay visits to your paediatrician for your child’s essential vaccinations.

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