Free blood pressure & cholesterol screenings at Mediclinic
Posted on 31 August 2019
This September Mediclinic reminds you that #MinutesAffectMoments. Visit your local Mediclinic to have a FREE blood pressure and cholesterol screening test and prioritise your heart health.
Free blood pressure and cholesterol screenings at Mediclinic
Strokes are a significant cause of mortality and morbidity in South Africa. To combat the effects of stroke, Mediclinic is elevating the standard of stroke care and standardising these new protocols across facilities in South Africa.
“Previously there was very little medical assistance that we could offer stroke patients, except rehabilitation and the control of secondary factors and conditions that could have contributed to the event in the first place,” says Dr Melanie Stander, Emergency Medicine Manager: Mediclinic SA.
“There is now a recognised body of international evidence that demonstrates that patients with strokes who are treated in a standardised and timeous manner with a dedicated multi-professional stroke team have much better outcomes.”
Mediclinic and ER24 are equipped with the expertise to treat and manage stroke patients to ensure optimal outcomes – and you can help. “For stroke patients, time is of the essence” says Dr Stander. “You can give them that by knowing what a stroke looks like, and calling for immediate emergency assistance.”
Remember the acronym FAST, says Dr Stander.
F – Does one side of the face droop? Ask the person to smile. Is the person’s smile uneven or lopsided?
A – Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
S – Is speech slurred? Is the person unable to speak or hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence.
T – Time to act. If the person shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms are temporary, call ER24 to get them to a hospital immediately.
If you think someone is having a stroke, don’t delay – call 084 124 for real help, real fast.
Another crucial factor, says Dr Stander, is prevention. “High blood pressure, high blood cholesterol levels, lack of regular exercise – these are all lifestyle factors that could eventually lead to a stroke.”
Know your risk by attending a free screening at your nearest Mediclinic facility.
|HOSPITAL||ADDRESS||PATIENT EXPIERENCE MANAGER||DATES & TIME||VENUE|
|WESTERN CAPE INLAND REGION|
|Mediclinic Cape Gate||Cnr Tanner Str & Okavango Ave, Brackenfell, 7562||Madali Groenewald||23 Sep 10:00 - 16:00||Cape Gate Shopping Centre (Mr Price Court)|
|Mediclinic Durbanville||45 Wellington Road, Durbanville, 7550||Morris Pama||13 Sep 10:00 - 14:00||Mediclinic Durbanville|
|Mediclinic Louis Leipoldt||Broadway Road, Bellville, 7530||Hermien Everts||18 Sep 09:00 - 14:00||Hosp Foyer, Medical Centre (both)|
|Mediclinic Panorama||Rothschild Blvd, Panorama, Parow, 7500||Tersia Bester||20 Sep 09:00-12:00||Hospital Foyer|
|Mediclinic Upington||Cnr 4th Avenue & Du Toit Street, Upington, 8801||Morne Weideman||27 Sep 09:00 - 13:00||Kalahari Mall Upington|
|Mediclinic Paarl||Berlyn Street, Noorder Paarl, 7646||Jacorie Visagie||25 Sep 09:00 - 13:30||Hospital restaurant area|
|Mediclinic Worcester||67 Fairbairn Street, Worcester, 6850||Anrietta Smit||6 Sep 09:00 - 15:00||Mountain Mill Mall, Worcester|
|Mediclinic Stellenbosch||Cnr Saffraan & Rokewood Ave, Stellenbosch, 7600||Carla Hanekom||19 Sep 16:00 onwards||MC Stellenbosch, Learning and development room|
|WESTERN CAPE COASTAL REGION|
|Mediclinic Cape Town||21 Hof Street, Cape Town, 8001||Robyn Williams||19 Sep 08:00 - 15:00||Gardens Shopping Centre|
|Mediclinic Constantiaberg||Burnham Road, Plumstead, 7800||Renaldo Adams||27 Sep 11:00 - 15:00||Mediclinic Constantiaberg Foyer|
|Mediclinic Milnerton||Cnr Racecourse & Koeberg Rd, Milnerton, 7441||Michelle Govender||26 Sep 09:00 - 14:00||Mediclinic Milnerton|
|Mediclinic Swakopmund||Franziska van Neel Str, Tamariskia, Swakopmund||Jacqueline Groenewald||04 Sep 09 -16:00||MC Swakopmund EC dept.|
|Mediclinic Otjiwarongo||Sonn Street, Otjiwarongo, Namibia||vacant||13 Sep 09:00 - 13:00||Spar, Otjiwarongo|
|Mediclinic George||Cnr York & Gloucester Ave, George, 6530||Judy Muller||12 Sep 09:00 - 15:00||MC George, Lecture room|
|Mediclinic Hermanus||Ravenscroft Street, Hermanus, 7200||Cobé Grobler||19 Sep 09:00 - 16:00||Hospital Entrance|
|Mediclinic Klein Karoo||185 Church Street, Oudtshoorn, 6625||Gerhard Joubert||6 Sep 09:00 - 13:00||ABSA BANK & kklk|
|Mediclinic Vergelegen||Main Road, Somerset West, 7310||Esmien Burls||27 Sep 09:00- 15:00||Mediclinic Vergelengen, Parking Area, Block 1|
|Mediclinic Windhoek||Heliodoor Street, Eros, Windhoek, Namibia||Dezne Colmer||20 Sept 09:30 - 11:00||Mediclinic Windhoek, Main Reception|
|Mediclinic Bloemfontein||Cnr Kellner Str & Parfitt Ave, Westdene, Bloemfontein, 9301||Barbara Steenkamp||18 Sep 08:00 - 14:00||MC Bloemfontein Atrium|
|Mediclinic Hoogland||De Leeuw Street, Bethlehem, 9701||Karien Collett||20 Sep 09:00 - 14:00||Doctors Block, Reception Area|
|Mediclinic Howick||107 Main Street, Howick, 3290||Heinrich Liebenberg||20 Sep 10:00 - 14:00 20 Sep 14:00 -16:00||10:00 - 14:00 Howick West Primary School 14:00 - 16:00 MC Howick|
|Mediclinic Kimberley||177 Du Toitspan Rd, Kimberley, 8301||Denise Coetzee||26&27 Sep 10:00 - 15:00||Diamond Pavilion Mall|
|Mediclinic Newcastle||Cnr Hospital & Bird Street, Newcastle, 2940||Heather Govere||23 Aug 10:00 - 15:00||Newcastle Mall|
|Mediclinic Pietermaritzburg||90 Payn Street, Pietermaritzburg, 3201||Reshnee Beekrum||13 Sep 10:00 - 14:00||MC Pietermaritzburg, Forest room|
|Mediclinic Victoria||35 High Street, Tongaat, 4400||Sandy Naicker||18 Sep 09:00 - 14:00||MC Victoria Tea Lounge|
|Mediclinic Welkom||Meulen Street, Welkom, 9459||Marissa Pawson||20 Sep 10:00 - 13:00||Foyer|
|Mediclinic Emfuleni||6 Jan van Riebeeck Blvd, Town Centre, Vanderbijlpark, 1911||Retha Behr||20 Sep 9:00 - 15:00||Hospital main entrance|
|Mediclinic Ermelo||25 Melmentz Street, Ermelo, 2351||Charles Vilane||11/09 09:00 - 15:00||Specialists Rooms|
|Mediclinic Highveld||Barney Molokwane Street, Trichardt, 2300||Sphiwe Mahlalela||19 Sep 10:00 - 15:00||MC Hospital foyer|
|Mediclinic Morningside||Cnr Rivonia & Hill Road, Morningside, 2057||Debbie Gebhardt||17 Sep 08:30 - 15:30||Hospital Foyer|
|Mediclinic Nelspruit||1 Louise Street, Sonheuwel, Nelspruit, 1201||Robyn Baard||5 & 6 Sep 09:00 - 15:00||MC Nelspruit|
|Mediclinic Potchefstroom||66 Meyer Street, Potchefstroom, 2520||Diana King||30 Sep 09:00 - 14:00||Mediclinic Potchefstroom, hospital main entrance|
|Mediclinic Sandton||Cnr Peter Place & Main Road, Bryanston, 2021||Liezl Furlong||12 Sep 09:00 - 15:00||Hospital Reception|
|Mediclinic Vereeniging||Cnr Hofmeyer Ave & Joubert Street, Vereeniging, 1939||Selka-Ann Badenhorst||27 Sep 09:00 - 15:00||Mediclinic Vereeniging Foyer|
|Mediclinic Brits||8 Kerk Street, Brits, 0250||Tsholofelo Goseka||27 Sep 10:00 - 15:00||Pick & Pay, Brits|
|Mediclinic Gynaecological||132 Celliers Str, Sunnyside, Pretoria, 0002||Thabiso Bale||13 Sep 09:00 - 14:00||Mediclinic Gynaecological Hospital Parking Area|
|Mediclinic Heart Hospital||551 Park Street, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0083||Bokang Nkareng||19 Sep 08:00 - 12:00 & 26 Sep 08:00 - 12:00||19 Sep: Dpt of Public Services and Mediclinic Heart Hospital EC Unit 26 Sep: Dept of Environment affairs Heart Hospital EC Unit|
|Mediclinic Kloof||511 Jochemus Street, Erasmuskloof Ext 3, Pretoria, 0048||Johann Dednam||26 Sep 09:00 - 15:00||Hospital Foyer|
|Mediclinic Legae||8560 Molefe Makinta Street, Unit M, Mabopane, Pretoria, 0200||Tsholo Molautsi||27 Sep 09:00 15:00||Hosp Foyer|
|Mediclinic Lephalale||Joe Slovo & Douwater Street, Onverwacht, Extention 16, Lephalale, 0556||Dalene de Villiers||12 Sep 08:00 - 15:00||MC Lephalale|
|Mediclinic Limpopo||53 Plein Street, Polokwane, 0699||Istha McMillan||25 & 26 Sep 16:00 - 19:00||Main Entrance|
|Mediclinic Midstream||Cnr Midstream Drive & Midstream Hill Boulevard, Midstream, 1692||Sandisa Mpofu||26 Sep 09:00 -17:00||Hospital Foyer|
|Mediclinic Muelmed||577 Pretorius Str, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0083||Sanet Dippenaar||27 Sep 09:00 - 14:00||Hospital Foyer|
|Mediclinic Thabazimbi||173 Van Der Bijl Street, Thabazimbi, 0380||Martjie du Preez||27 Sep 09:00 - 13:00||Mediclinic Thabazimbi Boardroom|
|Mediclinic Tzaneen||Wolkberg Drive R71, Tzaneen, 0850||Marlize Delport||13 Sep 09:00 - 12:00||Hospital Reception|
|Mediclinic Corporate Office||25 Du Toit Street, Stellenbosch||Marsha Zandberg||4 Sep 10:00 - 14:30||Corporate Office Cafeteria Area|
Enter to WIN a Garmin Fenix 5 sports watch
Did you know, every day more than 240 people suffer a stroke in South Africa?
You only have minutes to #ThinkFAST and recognise stroke symptoms to help someone experience more of life’s beautiful moments.
This September, we are giving away a grand prize to the one who can #ThinkFAST and recognise the symptoms of a stroke.
To stand a chance to win a Garmin Fenix 5 sports watch, check out our Facebook page and answer each question. Each correct answer is an entry.
Competition closes Thursday 26 September 2019. Winner will be announced on 4 October 2019.
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