A Unique Offering of Renal Services with a Difference
The partnership between Mediclinic Renal Services and Mediclinic Southern Africa promotes a trustworthy, transparent, patient centred offering. The clinical standards and background within the Mediclinic Renal services group will provide us with access to all the latest medical technology currently available on the market, and the newest products can be identified and sourced which can be beneficial in the dialysis setting. We offer the best in technology and patient care – from our state of the art haemodiafiltration machines, to our point of care pathology pilot programme.
1) Emphasis on comfort
Our dialysis centres are designed in such a way to enhance patient experience and comfort while ensuring social distancing. Each dialysis station is equipped with an individual entertainment tablet with access to Wifi, Netflix and full internet content to view during sessions. Meals with a hot beverage are also served during sessions.
2) Clinically led care
Each facility will be clinically overseen by a Medical Director – a nephrologist responsible for attending to any acute or chronic renal failure complications, as well as attending to the acute non-renal related problems that the dialysis patients may develop. Each unit operates as a direct hands-on team approach, with experienced and qualified staff providing care to patients.
3) The most appropriate care at the right time
Each unit offers access to daily body composition analysis (BCA), which allows the team to actively evaluate the hydration status of a patient in under 20 seconds. This allows them to also understand the patient’s nutritional status and albumin levels quickly and easily. Skeletal mass can be assessed and monthly trends reviewed. This will ultimately achieve patient care with fewer hospitalisations due to fluid related complications, while saving the patient and funders unnecessary costs.
4) Value based point of care
Point of care pathology allows the team to perform pathology testing throughout the year without having an impact on their medical savings account. Tests can be performed monthly to understand levels of Potassium, Sodium, Chloride, Magnesium, Calcium, Phosphorus, Carbon Dioxide, Urea, Creatinine, Uric Acid, Albumin, Total Protein, Glucose, Total cholesterol, Triglycerides, Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP), Gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT), Total bilirubin, ALT, AST and Amylase.
5) Community based access
Mediclinic Renal Services are focused on opening up centres across South Africa that allow for easier access to quality renal services. Units may be linked to an acute facility, or standalone offerings located in the community.