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Mediclinic makes it easy for you to get vaccinated

You can now book your COVID-19 shots at more than 30 Mediclinic hospitals countrywide.

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COVID-19 and your heart

Although most people think of COVID-19 as a respiratory disease that affects the lungs, this virus is just as likely to cause damage to your heart. A specialist explains why.

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How COVID-19 is impacting hearing and balance loss

The COVID-19 pandemic is a phenomenon which is historically rare, for which healthcare systems and populations across the world were ill-prepared. The pandemic has affected people, businesses, and healthcare facilities around the world.

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Why getting your COVID-19 jab may be the most important thing you do this year

Your COVID-19 vaccine is the best protection we have against a pandemic that hasn’t shown signs of abating.

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Long COVID: could you be at risk?

Doctors are now seeing patients who have recovered from COVID-19 but are still experiencing lingering symptoms long afterwards. This is known as long COVID, and it more often affects women.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • The triage admission system in our emergency centres has been able to reduce mortality by up to 50%.
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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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  • Our nursing units are designed to minimise the distance between nursing staff and patients.
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  • To ensure sterility, our surgical instruments are twice wrapped in sterile fabric.
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  • We install alcohol rub dispensers at our facilities to prevent the spread of pathogens.
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  • Our 24-hour emergency centres feature state-of-the-art life-saving equipment.
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  • Our hospitals did the first minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve implant procedure in Africa.
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  • 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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  • 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 radio-translucent theatre beds enable X-rays to be taken on the spot, without having to move the patient or disturb the procedure.
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Why post-COVID-19 check-ups are vital

The chills and headache have passed, your fever has subsided, and it seems as if your bout of COVID-19 is over… but this virus may re-emerge with more nasty symptoms, so it’s best to keep monitoring your health.

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Into the Future

A global pandemic and unprecedented public health crisis has left our operational systems and frontline staff stronger than ever.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Our hospitals did the first minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve implant procedure in Africa.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our nursing units are designed to minimise the distance between nursing staff and patients.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • A baby weighing 390g survived thanks to the expertise of Mediclinic’s highly qualified paediatric staff and specialists.
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  • Our world-class neonatal units feature high frequency oscillatory ventilators to minimise lung trauma in premature babies.
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  • An orange has over 170 different phytonutrients and more than 60 flavonoids, providing anti-inflammatory, anti-tumour and blood clot-inhibiting effects.
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  • Mediclinic Cape Town is accredited as a mother and baby friendly institution, having scored 100% at a recent external review.
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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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  • We place oxygen-releasing, toxin-absorbing plants, like Sanseviera Trifasciata, around our hospitals.
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  • The triage admission system in our emergency centres has been able to reduce mortality by up to 50%.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • We have backup generators for our backup generators so that we can provide uninterrupted expert care.
    #MediclinicFacts
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 Is hand sanitiser enough?

You seem to be spritzing all the time – at the shops, restaurants, and at home. But is hand sanitiser the best defence against COVID-19?

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Prevention is better than cure

We urge the community to continue to actively practice all possible measures, as prevention is far better than cure when it comes to COVID-19.

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The History of Vaccines [INFOGRAPHIC]

Vaccines are vital to public health and the best way to protect against infectious diseases. Here’s a timeline of their history in modern medicine.

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Vaccines: Our Best Shot

Overwhelming scientific evidence exists that vaccination is the best defence against serious infections. A vaccine does not give you the virus, rather it teaches your immune system to recognise and fight the infection.

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