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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…

Covid-19

Having a baby during COVID-19 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Here’s all you need to know about having a baby at Mediclinic during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Healthy Life

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.

Diabetes

Metabolic syndrome [INFOGRAPHIC]

Underlying conditions like high blood pressure and obesity can jointly lead to Syndrome X – and recognising it could be a matter of life or death.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • 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
  • We place oxygen-releasing, toxin-absorbing plants, like Sanseviera Trifasciata, around our hospitals.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Trauma patients with a critically low temperature will often be wrapped in a space blanket to reduce heat loss.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • We install alcohol rub dispensers at our facilities to prevent the spread of pathogens.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • An orange has over 170 different phytonutrients and more than 60 flavonoids, providing anti-inflammatory, anti-tumour and blood clot-inhibiting effects.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Some of our hospitals have operating tables that can support patients of up to 370kg in weight and 2.2m in height.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Scrub areas in theatre are a minimum of 2.1m wide to accommodate at least two people at a time.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • We use the internationally recognised Oxford Vermont Network to keep our neonatal critical care units at the forefront of paediatric medicine.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • We found a practical solution to a shortage of theatre nurses by becoming a registered teaching institution.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our corridors are 2.3m wide allowing two beds to pass one another without any interference.
    #MediclinicFacts
Healthy Life

Regular weight gain or a health issue?

We all know weight gain is related to calories in versus calories out. However, the true nature of the human body is much more complex than that. Here’s when it could be a sign to see your doctor.

Diabetes

How insulin works [INFOGRAPHIC]

Insulin is an essential hormone produced by the pancreas. A Mediclinic doctor explains how this hormone controls the glucose levels in your body.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • We monitor the temperature of our neonatal units as newborn babies are extremely sensitive to temperature change.
    #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
  • A baby has a 70% better chance of surviving a motor vehicle accident if in a secure car seat and properly restrained.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • A baby weighing 390g survived thanks to the expertise of Mediclinic’s highly qualified paediatric staff and specialists.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Mediclinic Cape Town is accredited as a mother and baby friendly institution, having scored 100% at a recent external review.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our world-class neonatal units feature high frequency oscillatory ventilators to minimise lung trauma in premature babies.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • To make the most of every second, we strive to synchronise all our clocks in the hospital.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our hospitals did the first minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve implant procedure in Africa.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Scrub areas in theatre are a minimum of 2.1m wide to accommodate at least two people at a time.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • We install alcohol rub dispensers at our facilities to prevent the spread of pathogens.
    #MediclinicFacts
Diabetes

Could you have prediabetes?

It’s possible to have prediabetes and have no idea until it’s too late. Here’s how to find out, and if you do have it, how to avoid developing diabetes.

Diabetes

How to avoid diabetes complications

If left untreated, both type 1 and type 2 diabetes can lead to severe and life-threatening complications. Catch them early and your risk of these complications is reduced.

Orthopaedics

What to expect from a Total Knee Replacement

An artificial knee joint, made from metal, ceramic and plastic, is designed to move and function like your natural knee.

Cancer

Don’t delay routine screening tests

You can now consult your doctor for routine cancer screening tests, such as mammograms and colonoscopies at all Mediclinic hospitals.

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