National Hospital Network
Newsletter: Issue 1 | 2014
The Summit Rehab Team at Clayton House which includes Physio, Speech, Occupational Therapy, Dietician and Social work services.
Clayton house is a 21 bed sub-acute unit in the east of Johannesburg, catering for the medical and therapeutic needs of a wide variety of patients immediately post acute hospital care. With 4 licensed high care beds, a compliment of ICU trained nurses and the services of a dedicated specialist physician, Clayton House is able to admit medically stable patients direct from the acute ICU environment, even if they are still requiring ventilation.
As part of the ongoing drive for better services and outcomes, in October 2013 Clayton House contracted with the nationally recognized rehabilitation group practice of Rita Henn and Partners to provide the therapy services for the facility. The group practice is based on site and is integrated with the Clayton House team and the patient in the formulation of goals and treatment plans, in close relationship with the family and funder/s.
In support of breast cancer awareness, we at Melomed Private Hospitals hosted a Cuppa for CANSA high tea.
The weather and setting was magical, exquisitely decorated tables and high tea treats was set under the beautiful oak tree for our guests to enjoy which was prepared by our in-house catering team.
After the delicious treats, guests were ushered into the presentation venue to listen to the interesting and informative program. Our guest speakers included our resident Oncologist Dr. Imran Parker, Dr. Shaheeda Sonday (General Surgeon with a special interest in breast cancer), Dr. Tom Dicker (Radiologist) and Breast Cancer Survivor Mrs Madhuri Chavda. Madhuri shared her personal story in her battle and triumph in surviving Breast Cancer and is an ambassador for educating the women in our local communities.
Medgate Day Clinic is an 18 bed, three theatre facility and accepts patients from the Cosmetic Clinic and the Medgate Eye Clinic. As the name suggests, the day clinic caters for same-day procedures for all procedures which can be performed in one day. Medgate Day Clinic currently performs all specialities excluding urology. Our doctor’s sessional rooms and doctors occupying their own rooms in the building also assist with theatre patients.
The clinic has state-of-the-art equipment which ensures cost effective procedures and maximum comfort for patients. Our experienced staff members are well trained and we are proud of the fact that 10 years of service is average for staff members.
Melomed Private Hospitals, as part of its corporate social initiative, is proud to be associated with the Ihata Shelter, an organization formed to provide much needed assistance to abused women and children.
For years, Melomed has been assisting Ihata with many uplifment programs to ensure its continued success and in its latest drive to assist, a campaign was planned and launched to help greatly improve the living conditions and environment at the Shelter. The key ingredients required for our campaign included fresh paint, gardening tools, and as many helpful hands as we could gather. Taking the scale of the shelter facilities into consideration, and the one day designated to complete the work, Melomed imagined a daunting task was now at hand but still maintained its hope and faith in others to assist.