Vergelegen MediClinic forms part of the MediClinic hospital group, scattered around South Africa. It functions as a multi-disciplinary hospital that has received much acclaim for its high-quality patient, medical and nursing care. The clinic is located in the beautiful surrounds of Somerset West, a suburb of the Helderberg region.
Vegelegen MediClinic has numerous healthcare services, with the main facilities being its Cardiac Unit, Emergency Centre, and Neonatal Intensive Care Clinic.
The Cardiac Unit is a fully-equipped venue that boasts highly specialised, modern equipment, top-of-the-range medicines, and efficient care by a multi-disciplinary team. After having been discharged following a successful operation, outpatients can become involved in cardiac support groups or quicken the recovery process through rehabilitation programmes.
The 24-hour Emergency Centre is overseen by experienced doctors and registered nurses. The team provides quality care to seriously ill as well as injured patients who require immediate attention.
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, stocked with the latest equipment, technology and facilities, is mandated by highly specialised medical practitioners. Their role is to ensure the optimal care and treatment of babies in the wing. Approaches to development and care are unique and baby-friendly, with the primary focus on 'Kangaroo Mother Care'. This technique is geared toward newborns, mainly preterms, where the infant is held skin-to-skin with its parent over a specified period of time. The reason why it's done is to regulate the newborn's fluctuating temperature through the parent's stable temperature - something of which is more effective than using a hospital incubator.
Patients with unique cases can make use of the specialised care facilities, which includes a sleep clinic, a 24-hour stroke treatment clinic and a pain management clinic to name a few. The hospital also boasts an array of supplementary services such as a cath lab, CT and MRI machines, as well as a pathology and radiology lab.
The hospital hosts a number of different support groups for terminally-ill patients looking to improve their quality of life or a bit of hope for outpatients in recovery. Furthermore, the hospital provides a number of facilities to make the stay of the patients as pleasant as possible. Television sets are available in each ward and telephones can be found around the hospitals, newspapers can be handed out upon request, and a fully-stocked restaurant is available to non-patients visiting their loved ones.
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