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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.

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.

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

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Mediclinic Cape Town is accredited as a mother and baby friendly institution, having scored 100% at a recent external review.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Immunisations save lives and help stop diseases from spreading.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • To ensure sterility, our surgical instruments are twice wrapped in sterile fabric.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Mediclinic trains more than a thousand nurses annually at training centres throughout Southern Africa.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • To make the most of every second, we strive to synchronise all our clocks in the hospital.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • We install alcohol rub dispensers at our facilities to prevent the spread of pathogens.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Scrub areas in theatre are a minimum of 2.1m wide to accommodate at least two people at a time.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our hospitals have been awarded international accreditation for best practice in the management of environmental systems and practices.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • You get 20% of the water your body needs from eating fruit and vegetables.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our hospitals are designed to minimise ambient noise to promote sleeping and the healing process.
    #MediclinicFacts
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?

Children (1 to 12 years)

The essential screenings every family needs to have annually [INFOGRAPHIC]

With strict Covid-19 procedures at all Mediclinic hospitals, you can safely schedule these crucial health screenings for the whole family in 2021.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Mediclinic has the highest number of internationally accredited facilities in Southern Africa.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Trauma patients with a critically low temperature will often be wrapped in a space blanket to reduce heat loss.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • A baby has a 70% better chance of surviving a motor vehicle accident if in a secure car seat and properly restrained.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our world-class neonatal units feature high frequency oscillatory ventilators to minimise lung trauma in premature babies.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Mediclinic Cape Town is accredited as a mother and baby friendly institution, having scored 100% at a recent external review.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Immunisations save lives and help stop diseases from spreading.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our hospitals have been awarded international accreditation for best practice in the management of environmental systems and practices.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our hospitals have been awarded international accreditation for best practice in the management of environmental systems and practices.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • We install alcohol rub dispensers at our facilities to prevent the spread of pathogens.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Most nursing units have windows overlooking gardens to promote healing.
    #MediclinicFacts
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.

Babies (up to 1 year)

Mediclinic ascribes to best medical practice in innovative childcare

Best medical practice in innovative childcare recommends regular screenings to help your child build a relationship with their doctor, for life. 

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

Children (1 to 12 years)

Progeroid syndromes

A rare genetic disorder that causes accelerated ageing in children affects a very small fraction of newborns – and South Africans are among them.

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