Mediclinic Potchefstroom Renal Services has experienced rapid growth since their establishment early in 2023. This is resulted in the need for expansion and relocation to new premises in order to better serve our community and offer a comprehensive continuum of care.
The current Mediclinic Potchefstroom Renal Services unit was temporarily situated in the hospital, but is relocating to a dedicated unit located just 1km from the hospital (corner of Jack Hindon Crescent and Rissik Street in Kanonierspark).
The focus for Mediclinic Potchefstroom is creating a centre where all Acute Kidney Disease and Chronic Kidney Disease related conditions can be treated and expertly managed within one facility. This includes all acute and chronic renal treatment modalities, patient support, a unique clinical model, world class equipment and technology, qualified and dedicated renal staff, and a dedicated team comprised of a Nephrologist and Physicians.
We are delighted to advise that Dr Edgar Lutaaya, Specialist Physician and qualified Nephrologist is relocating his practice to Mediclinic Potchefstroom and is joining the renal unit. Specialising in adult nephrology, Dr Lutaaya’s core competencies include chronic kidney disease, haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.
Mediclinic Potchefstroom Renal services forms part of a network of Mediclinic renal services units, with branches situated across the country.
Mediclinic has started expanding their current service offering of acute care services with the introduction of day clinics, mental health facilities, primary care services, and most recently, oncology and renal services.
Greg van Wyk, Chief Executive Officer of Mediclinic Southern Africa, believes it is vital to prioritise 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.”
The focus of the units is also to deliver the best possible value for clients. “We recognise that the reimbursement costs for dialysis are traditionally some of the most expensive treatments in the private sector. It is our aim to better understand and manage these costs, providing the best value while ensuring that we maintain expert clinical care to meet our patients’ expectations across the continuum of care,” explains Andre Viljoen, Chief Executive Officer of Mediclinic Renal Services.
“Renal care is a chronic, long term requirement where patients may often receive dialysis therapy 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,” explains Van Wyk.
Mediclinic Renal Services provides a unique service offering, including dedicated Medical Directors (nephrologists) for each unit, world class technology and equipment, experienced staff within a patient friendly environment, the option of undergoing holiday dialysis in selected towns and a 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 and that we will be focusing on ensuring that their patient journey exceeds their expectations,” concludes Van Wyk.
For further information please contact:
Mediclinic Southern Africa
Nokuzola Plaatjie: Corporate Communication and PR Manager
Tel: 021 809 6500