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 […]

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 […]

KPH supports breast cancer awareness at Hesto

KwaDukuza Private Hospital (KPH) joined Hesto Harnesses in Stanger for their annual employee wellness days held on Friday, 28 September 2018 and on Monday, 1 October 2018. KPH staff did blood glucose & blood pressure testing for the employees over both days. With the theme being Cancer Awareness, KPH’s Radiology Department – Dr. Zemfundu Portia […]