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Covid-19

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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What you need to know about organ donation [INFOGRAPHIC]

Organ donation is a medical procedure in which one person donates an organ, or tissue, to someone who needs it.

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The COVID-19 Vaccination is #OurBestShot [INFOGRAPHIC]

Register for your COVID-19 vaccination on the National Department of Health’s Electronic Vaccine Data System portal.

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All about Anaemia [INFOGRAPHIC]

What causes anaemia? Iron deficiency is the most common cause of anaemia and is usually the result of chronic blood loss.

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How to talk to your elderly parents about their health

Elderly people may not want to think about the issues surrounding getting older. Use this expert’s advice to help them help themselves.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Scrub areas in theatre are a minimum of 2.1m wide to accommodate at least two people at a time.
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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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  • A jumping rope uses almost every muscle in the entire body during exercise.
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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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  • We found a practical solution to a shortage of theatre nurses by becoming a registered teaching institution.
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  • Our hospitals have been awarded international accreditation for best practice in the management of environmental systems and practices.
    #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
  • 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 nursing units are designed to minimise the distance between nursing staff and patients.
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  • We use the internationally recognised Oxford Vermont Network to keep our neonatal critical care units at the forefront of paediatric medicine.
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Ophthalmology

Same-day eye surgery options to improve your vision

Modern-day eye surgery is faster, less of a hassle and less scary than many people imagine. A specialist gives us the lowdown. Eye surgery may sound daunting, but nowadays you

Covid-19

The safety of vaccines

Overwhelming scientific evidence exists that vaccination is the best defence against serious infections. Immunisation is a global health success story, saving millions of lives every year, according to the World

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Our expert breastfeeding advice is based on the principles of the United Nations Children’s Fund and the World Health Organisation.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • To prevent harmful bacteria being absorbed by mattresses we use protective under sheets made from polypropylene.
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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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  • 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
  • Our hospitals did the first minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve implant procedure in Africa.
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  • We place oxygen-releasing, toxin-absorbing plants, like Sanseviera Trifasciata, around our hospitals.
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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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  • We monitor the temperature of our neonatal units as newborn babies are extremely sensitive to temperature change.
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  • Trauma patients with a critically low temperature will often be wrapped in a space blanket to reduce heat loss.
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  • We found a practical solution to a shortage of theatre nurses by becoming a registered teaching institution.
    #MediclinicFacts
Covid-19

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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What is Care Expert?

Care Expert is Mediclinic’s new value-based care model for patients who need hip and knee surgery – and helps bring together multiple facets of treatment into a streamlined, team-led journey.

Babies (up to 1 year)

Does my child need grommets? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Does your child struggle with recurrent middle ear infections? These can affect your child’s hearing, speech and learning abilities. Fortunately, grommets might be the solution! Find out here…

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Struggling to fall pregnant?

Fertility struggles are more common than you might think. And more options exist than you might realise. An expert explains exactly what your options are if you’re struggling to conceive.

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