CDC ANNUAL DENTATHON
Midstream Cure Day Clinics (29 July) and Medkin (21 July) participated in our annual Dentathon and all staff were very inspired to be able to assist in the project to give underprivileged children free and urgent dental healthcare.
The patients entered for this project are those who would otherwise not have access to private dentistry, patients without a medical aid and from disadvantaged backgrounds and areas. Doctors, staff and companies provided their time, expertise and products free of charge and Cure Day Clinics provide their operating theatres and anaesthetics also free of charge.
We would like to give a special thank you to all the doctors involved in this project: Dr Roux, Dr Pinheiro, Dr Richter, Dr C Smit, Dr P Albertyn and Dr C Van Bergen,Dr M Matima, Dr A Van der Walt, Dr F Joubert, Dr Motloba and Brink Anaesthetists.
Cure Day Clinics would like to thank our sponsors that provided wonderful meals and gifts. A big thank you to Superspar Midstream, Red Bull, Purple Cow Restaurant, Retire@Midstream Restaurant, Abbvie and to all Media that came through.
And lastly to all the Medical Suppliers: Abbvie, B Braun, Bioclin, Safeline,Teleflex, Medinox, Legacy, SSEM Mthembu, Intersurgical, Medhold, Arrabon, Zenith and Priontex.
Staff, management, doctors, and many other stakeholders involved with Cure Day Clinics have committed themselves to the community they serve. The objective is to provide quality healthcare to those who are less fortunate.
The community involvement started in 2006 and has become a regular feature on the Cure Day Clinics’ calendar. The projects often focus on children and many schools and children’s homes have benefitted from this project.
The projects included the provision of circumcisions and dentistry. Because of the need for dentistry and long waiting lists at provincial hospitals, dentistry has been very successful projects in the past and will once again be the theme.
Annual Community project for August
The annual project coincides with Dental Month in August and the focus is on efforts to increase the awareness of dental care. It is a joint effort of various stakeholders that make the project possible.
Cure Day Clinic – Medkin is making one day per week available during August for the project. All theatre cases will be scheduled on these days.
The project involves many partners who either provide free services or make donations to cover some of the project’s costs. Some of these partners include MEDUNSA, Pretoria Oral and Dental Hospital, Pretoria Dental Forum, SADA and various pharmaceutical companies.
Criteria for inclusion in the dental community project:
Patients, especially children, who would otherwise not have access to private dentistry i.e. patients who do not have medical aid and who are from disadvantaged backgrounds. In practice, these may be patients from the surrounding schools and children’s homes.
The focus of the project is dental care. Participating dentists will screen all patients who are eligible for free dental care. Should surgery be required, it will be scheduled at the Cure Day Clinics – Medkin in Pretoria.
How to be considered for inclusion in the dentistry project:
If your organisation is a children’s home, or you are involved with less privileged children who do not have medical aid cover or even an old age home, please send a motivation for inclusion into the project to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Total Quality Management and Ethical Practices Policy
Cure Day Clinics’ Total Quality Management and Ethical Practices Policy ensures that quality and ethical practices are focussed on at all times.
Practices to ensure TQM and Ethical Practices Policy:
- Only minor procedures in accordance with Annexure A of the REGULATIONS GOVERNING PRIVATE HOSPITALS AND UNATTACHED OPERATING THEATRE UNITS (Government Notice No R.158 of 1 February 1980 as amended by Government Notice No R.696 of 3 April 1980; Government Notice No R.2687 of 16 November 1990 and Government Notice No R.434 of 19 March 1993), will be performed.
- Only qualified and experienced doctors will be allocated theatre time. Management will ensure that doctors who are allowed theatre time have the necessary qualifications, experience and track records.
- Establishing a TQM and Ethical Practice Committee for each day clinic consisting of doctors whom represent the predominant disciplines. The committee has the following goals:
- Ensuring that doctors do not over service to shareholding
- Peer reviews on complications and performance.
- Facilitating enquiries and or disciplinary actions with regard to any unethical or unacceptable practices.
- The continuous training and development of nursing staff are priorities within the group. Cure Day Clinics – Medkin developed an in-service training programme which focuses on various areas/learning outcomes.
- Only qualified specialist anaesthetists and suitably qualified doctors will be allowed to offer anaesthetic services at Cure Day Clinics.