Midlands Medical Centre is a Private Hospital in Pietermaritzburg

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Midlands Medical Centre (MMC) Private Hospital, which recently launched a new Stroke Centre of Excellence, hosted the Multidisciplinary team from Royal Hospital at a Stroke workshop. The team consisted of clinical facilitator Varuna Vather, Physiotherapist Nirodh Sinanin, Occupational therapist Jennifer Greenhough, Speech therapist Shobana Singh, Dietician Pranisha Deonarain and Social worker Siphokazi Shezi. Topics discussed included early positioning, mobilisation, prevention of secondary complications, splinting, feeding methods, early signs of dysphagia and social-work support.

Leading global cardiology expert Dr Ralph Birkemeyer from Germany visited Midlands Medical Centre (MMC) Private Hospital yesterday – hosting a Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) workshop on a state of the art cardiac intervention known as Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO) revascularization. Birkemeyer collaborated with local Cardiologist Dr Sanjay Maharaj in performing three successful CTO procedures MMC’s Midlands Heart Centre, which involve the use of specialised wires, balloons, stents and other devices used during heart procedures. The patients, including Johanna Van Rooyen (60) from Vryheid and Loganadhan Govender (68) from Pietermaritzburg,  were overwhelmed with excitement and gratitude. Maharaj and Birkemeyer also exchanged ideas about the latest cardiology interventions at the workshop.

MMC hosted a Spring Day event across the Hospital, with our Maintenance Department emerging as the Winner, followed by Surgical A/B (Runner-Up) and Medical B/C (Third Place).

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