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Mediclinic has recently taken up renal services as part of its vision to expand its offering across the continuum of care.

This has been realised through a merger with BGM Renal Care, an established and recognised entity, which Mediclinic believes is a valuable inclusion in the broad range of services now available to its community.

Mediclinic will be launching a number of renal service units across the country under the auspices of Mediclinic Renal Services.

The first of these to be established is Mediclinic Bloemfontein Renal Services, which was opened in February.

This unit is conveniently located in close proximity to Mediclinic Bloemfontein.

The centre will offer both haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis to patients in the hospital, as well as those within the community.

Additional locations for units include Soweto, Potchefstroom, the Highveld, Pietermaritzburg and Cape Town.

Mediclinic began the process of expanding its service offering, adding to the existing acute care services, with the introduction of day clinics.

Koert Pretorius, chief executive officer of Mediclinic Southern Africa, has prioritised this expanded access to care within the business.

“We understand that many specialised healthcare services are concentrated in larger towns and cities, but for renal care, which requires a long-term relationship between the patient and service provider, local and convenient access is vital,” says Pretorius.

“Renal care is a chronic, long-term requirement for patients, where patients may often receive dialysis for four hours, two to three times a week.

“A strong relationship and trust between all the parties is essential. For this reason, Medi­clinic believes that this offering will serve to support our patients in a way that addresses their need for value and easy access.”

Mediclinic Renal Services provides a unique service offering, including dedicated medical directors (nephrologists) for each unit, experienced staff within a patient-friendly environment, the option of undergoing dialysis on holiday in selected towns and a wide range of entertainment through access to content via dedicated tablets at each dialysis station.

“We want our patients to know that their care is our greatest priority,” says Brian Prinsloo, chief executive officer of Mediclinic Renal Services.

“We will be focusing on ensuring that their patient journey exceeds their expectations.”

Contact Mediclinic Bloemfontein Renal Services on 044-010-0076 for more information.

A strong relationship and trust between all the parties is essential.

– Koert Pretorius

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