” Although we have impressive
facilities, it is our competent staff
that results in the positive feedback
we obtain from patients, doctors
and medical aids”
Same-day surgery has grown internationally due to improvements in medical technology and anaesthesia, leading to faster recovery times and fewer side effects.
He said that in addition, minimally invasive and non-invasive procedures had been developed and were being used increasingly, for example laser surgery, laparoscopy and
These medical advances make surgery less complex, with less post-operative pain.
Cure ’s streamlining of the admission and discharge process has reduced stress and costs for patients and their loved ones.
Surgical procedures offered by Cure include ophthalmology, gynaecology, maxillo facial, dental, cosmetic, orthopaedics, urology, ear nose and throat, and general.
Cure ’s current hospital footprint is three in Western Cape, one in the Free State and five in Gauteng, with EL and KZN’s facilities due to start in early 2022.
East London’s budget for the opening phase is R72m, with sub-acute facilities and doctor consulting rooms the next steps. The proposed staffing is 25, mainly nursing staff.
“We expect that we will have about 20 supporting doctors using our theatres,” Von Wielligh said.
Cure ’s success can be measured by its expansion, which falls in line with world-class best practice set out in a recent McKinsey & Company report on how healthcare delivery
has changed through embracing aspects of artificial intelligence, robotics, precision medicine, 3D printing, augmented reality/virtual reality, genomics and telemedicine.
Von Wielligh said the end result was a better patient experience, both in reduced costs and faster healing time.