Mediclinic is an international hospital group with more than 100 hospitals and clinics in four countries, 50 of which are in Southern Africa. Mediclinic places a strong emphasis on the training of healthcare professionals in support of our purpose to enhance the quality of life. With this in mind a substantial amount of time and resources are allocated in the organisation towards training.
Mediclinic has six Higher Education Learning Centres providing qualifications to Nurses, Paramedics and now for the first year to Clinical Coders. An Advanced Diploma in Health Services Management and Leadership is also offered. This programme equips managers with the unique skills required for managing and leading in the healthcare environment.
“The first cohort of graduates from the Diploma in Nursing will receive their certificate at this year’s achievers ceremony. It is also the learning centres in Limpopo Tshwane, Nelspruit, Northern Region and Central Regions first cohort of graduates receiving a certificate for the new nursing programme, the Higher Certificate in Nursing,” confirms Avril Stroh, Training and Development General Manager for Mediclinic Southern Africa.
Annually Achievers Ceremonies are held where the Mediclinic Private Higher Education Institution gives recognition for academic achievements. Special awards are given to students who had exceptional achievements in the theoretical and clinical components of the programmes.
The theme for this year is ‘Care goes further than you think’ and refers to the intense caregiving role expected of these professionals, who do so without always considering their own personal and emotional needs, but putting those of their patients first. Their dedication has a ripple effect on the families and communities of their patients
This year 121 learners are recognised for their achievements. This includes 27 achievers from the learning centre in the Free State (Bloemfontein), 40 achievers from Gauteng (Sandton & Pretoria), 11 from Polokwane (Limpopo) and 4 from Mpumalanga (Nelspruit), and 39 learners from the Learning Centre in the Western Cape (Belville).
“Congratulations go to all the learners on the achievement of their qualifications and we encourage them to focus on having purpose in their lives and how caring can enrich their own lives,” encourages Stroh.
The success of the Mediclinic learners can be attributed to the dedicated team of Educators in the six registered Learning Centres and the Learning and Development Facilitators and mentors at the Mediclinic hospitals and ER24 where learners do their clinical training.
Mediclinic is proud of the achievements of its learners and is committed to continue training health care practitioners towards addressing the scarcity of skills in the country, and thus enable the provision of safe, quality care, expertise you can trust. Mediclinic strives through its investment in training to improve clinical outcomes and enhance patient experience.