Medwedge Stepdown Facility

JOHANNESBURG EYE HOSPITAL

MEDWEDGE STEPDOWN FACILITY

Our Medwedge Stepdown facility is a sub-acute licenced facility with 37 beds available for patients who need comprehensive medical care and rehabilitation after a surgical procedure or illness. We are contracted to medical aids and form a part of the greater NHN Hospital group.

Medwedge step down draws patients from multiple feeder hospitals in the greater Johannesburg area and has built up a solid and professional reputation with referring doctors and specialists. The facility focuses on post-surgery from the following disciplines General Medical – which includes all non-infective medical patients,  Orthopedic and Cardiac patients.

Additional specialty services include Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy and Occupational Therapy.

MEDWEDGE STEPDOWN FACILITY

WHAT IS SUB-ACUTE CARE?

Sub-acute care is a growing medical care service.  It merges the nuance of a hospital and the efficiency of a skilled nursing facility to reduce the cost of services while maintaining the quality of care the patient requires.

Sub-acute care provides intensive rehabilitation services for patients that no longer require critical care, but are not ready to return home.

Sub-acute care requires the coordinated services of an interdisciplinary team including Physicians, Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational therapists and other relevant professional disciplines, who are trained and knowledgeable to assess and manage these specific conditions and perform the necessary procedures.

  • If you have undergone an operation
  • If you have had a hip or knee replacement
  • If you have had a stroke

WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER

OUR OFFERING AT THE MEDWEDGE STEPDOWN FACILITY

State of the Art Technology

State of the art technology throughout the hospital

Specialised Care

A specialised orthopaedic rehabilitation and nursing care

Physiotherapy Rehabilitation Centre

A fully equipped physiotherapy rehabilitation centre

Exceptional service

Our exceptional service, quality care, and cost-effectiveness management

In patient program

All programs are conducted on an inpatient basis and can be continued on an out-patients basis one you leave the facility.

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OUR MISSION

  • To ensure a safe and secure environment for patients to achieve a healthy recovery with an optimal outcome
  • To rehabilitate and mobilise patients to return home confidently and to able to function in their home environment
  • To maximise patient recovery to reduce dependency on professional assistance
  • To mobilise the family and other caregivers in assisting patients once they leave the facility

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PHYSIOTHERAPY AT MEDWEDGE

Physiotherapy forms a very important part of the rehabilitation program which involves thorough assessment, treatment/intervention, exercise, education and prevention. The program encompasses physical, psychological, emotional and social wellbeing.  Zipfel and Robertson Physiotherapy run this program which is conducted on an inpatient basis and may be continued on an outpatient basis.

physio

Manfred’s main interest lies in neuro-musculo-skeletal pathologies and dysfunctions related to the spine and general orthopaedic conditions including chronic maladaptive pain syndromes and post-operative rehabilitation.

Gareth’s interests lie in a variety of neuromuscular and skeletal conditions including treating chronic lower back, neck pain and sports injuries.

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Schanell has a special interest in treating patients with musculoskeletal injuries, sports injuries and post-operative orthopaedic conditions.

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PRACTITIONERS AT MEDWEDGE

Dr Rajesh Bhoola is our onsite Medical Doctor.

Bsc (1993). Bsc hons (1994). MB.BCh (2000). PhD (2005). Wits. Johannesburg

Dr Rajesh Bhoola has over 19 years’ experience as a General Practitioner in both a hospital and private practice setting.

He has a special interest in Internal Medicine, Paediatrics, Resuscitation and Drug rehabilitation.

BSc Physiotherapy (Hons)
Post-graduate diploma in Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy
PHYSIOTHERAPIST
Special Interest in Neurology

Lynn provides assessment and physiotherapy management and rehabilitation of both neurological and orthopaedic conditions at our Medwedge Stepdown Facility.

  • Neurological therapy is based on the Bobath Concept of optimising function and return to highest level of independence.
  • Orthopaedic management includes manual therapy and rehabilitation programs designed to meet individual’s needs.

BSc (OT)
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST
Special Interest in Seating

Bridget has local and international experience with a special focus on enhancing the mobility function of stroke patients. She has a particular passion in seating believing  that when a client is seated correctly, they are able to establish / regain their independence and quality of life. The harm and damage that is caused from incorrect seating and positioning, is often irreversible. For this reason, she has continued to do seating assessments and prescription while in private practice.. Bridget is a proud member of the team at our Medwedge Stepdown Facility.

DIETICIAN
Special Interest in Clinical Nutrition

Mariana has a Master’s Degree in Consumer Science and has specialised in Nutrition, Dietetics & Product Development. She focuses on training in our Medwedge Stepdown Facility on special dietary planning, analysis and implementation. She provides nutritional care for specific patient needs and stroke rehabilitation. She has written and published numerous articles and books on nutrition.

SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
Special Interest in Swallowing Disorders

Her primary clinical interests are in the areas of adults with a range of neurogenic disorders of speech, language and swallowing. She has special interest in the rehabilitation of dysphagia, and research interests in the relationship between cognition and dysphagia in dementia, as well as Motor Neuron Disease (MND) and dementia. Karyn is currently the Past-President of the South African Neurological Rehabilitation Association and served as the President of the Organising Committee for the joint SANRA-SASCA Conference in 2018.