New emergency centre launched at MediClinic

Dr Jai Ramnath, Dr Daniel Fianderio, Casper Geldenhys, Dr Sandy Ingils, CherleneThomas and Brandon Drinkwater

The hospital on Friday threw a cocktail party to officially open the new Emergency Centre and to welcomed Dr Sandy Inglis and Dr Daniel Fiandeiro will be managing the facility. Mediclinic’s Clinical Manager Dr Jai Ramnath said the launch of the facility marked an important milestone in the hospital’s growth and development as one of the leading health care facilities in Pietermaritzburg.
“Mediclinic has a long history of quality emergency care and with Doctors Inglis and Fiandeiro on board; the facility is further aligned with worldwide emergency care and standards. With 20 years emergency medicine specialist experience between them, the intention is to continue raising the bar on the quality of private emergency care provided, ensuring good value emergency medical and trauma care,” said Dr Ramnath.
His sentiments were echoed by Mediclinic General Manager Henk Laskey who said the collaboration between the Mediclinic and the Emergency Medicine groups offered the best opportunity to provide ‘quality care with expertise the community can trust’.
“We look forward to making Mediclinic Pietermaritzburg the first choice in emergency or trauma care in the communities of Pietermaritzburg and Midlands,” said Laskey.
Dr Inglis is a Pietermaritzburg local and a UCT medical graduate. He specialised in Emergency Medicine in Australia and brings with him a wealth of experience and skills from the UK, New Zealand and Australia. He has spent the last four years developing emergency medicine at Edendale Hospital.
Dr Fiandeiro comes from Gauteng but completed his specialist training in Pietermaritzburg and understands the local community well. He spent the last twoyears fine tuning his skills in the UK and is well equipped for private emergency medicine in Pietermaritzburg.
The Mediclinic Emergency Centre is equipped to deal with all health emergencies which would include:
• Trauma such as fractures, sprains and strains, wounds, burns, accident injuries and workers injured on duty (All IOD cases) and other types of trauma;
• Medical emergencies such as asthma, heart attacks, infections as well as emergencies in children, pregnant mothers, diabetics, the elderly, mental health users and many more.
“Our job is to ensure that any emergency problem is attended to quickly, efficiently and safely and that patients receive the best care possible from the best doctor possible,” explained Dr Inglis.

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