First cervical discectomy at KwaDukuza Private Hospital

KwaDukuza Private Hospital (KPH) had their first cervical discectomy performed by neurosurgeon, Dr Kritish Timakia, orthopaedic surgeon, Dr Sailesh Ragoo, and anaesthetist, Dr Kantha Gareeb, on Friday, 2 October. “This type of surgery is required in the case of persistent symptoms: neck pain, pain radiating into the arms, numbness and weakness. This surgery is considered […]

SANBS returns for Blood Drive after months due to critical blood supply shortage

The South African national Blood Services (SANBS) hosted a blood drive at the hospital on Friday, 9 October, after 6 months, due to the restrictions imposed by Covid-19. This time, the blood drive was held at the outside entrance of the hospital, where the SANBS team were visible to the public and set-up their gazebos. […]

Pink Fridays for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

We implemented Pink Fridays for the month of October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness month. All our staff and on-site service providers were given pink ribbons to wear to work every day and encouraged to wear one pink item from Monday – Thursday before going all out in pink on Fridays. Most of our female […]

KwaDukuza Private Hospital celebrates emergency services

KwaDukuza Private Hospital (KPH) celebrated National Emergency Services (EMS) Day with the local ambulance services, their emergency department doctors and staff on Saturday, 17 October. Due to Covid-19 safety restrictions still in place, the event was limited to 30 guests and social distancing, mask-wearing and regular sanitizing applied. The hospital used this opportunity to honour […]

Awareness created for World Heart Day

World Heart Day was celebrated globally on Tuesday, 29 September, and this year’s theme was “Use Heart to Beat Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)”. Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death on the planet. It has many causes: from smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity, to air pollution, and rare and neglected conditions such […]

KwaDukuza Private Hospital patient beats Covid-19 despite challenges

Thembinkosi Makhathini (58), a truck driver residing in Mandeni and working for the Department of Health, and a known hypertensive and diabetic patient was admitted to KwaDukuza Private Hospital (KPH) on Sunday, 5 July and diagnosed with Covid-19. “When I found out that I tested positive for Covid-19, I felt bad, especially, for my family […]

KPH celebrates Heritage Day

We celebrated Heritage Day at KPH by allowing our administrative staff to come to work wearing their traditional clothing on Wednesday, the 23rd of September. Due to infection, prevention and control measures, KPH nursing staff were limited to only wearing traditional headwear and make-up. It was wonderful to see all the staff participate in this […]

KPH observes World Patient Safety Day

KwaDukuza Private Hospital staff observed World Patient Safety Day on 17 September. “Today, on the second World Patient Safety Day, KwaDukuza Private Hospital joins in this worldwide celebration, and supports this year’s theme that safe health workers are essential for safe patients. KPH is committed to improving the safety of its staff and its patients, and […]

KwaDukuza Private Hospital dances to Jerusalema

Our KPH team joined in on the exciting “Jerusalema Dance Challenge” which has been trending recently across the media, especially, amongst healthcare facilities. Our nursing team noted the importance of having a “Candle of Hope” in our reception area as a symbol of hope and light in these dark times we face as a result […]

KwaDukuza Private Hospital welcomes New Hospital Manager

KwaDukuza Private Hospital (KPH) welcomed their new hospital manager, Dr Douglas Ross, to their team on 27 July 2020. The staff at KPH showed great enthusiasm in having a doctor on board who comes with a wealth of experience in the industry as their leader. “I wish to deliver on this drive of mine to […]