Clinic in Focus
As an accredited facility, how has seeking UHMS accreditation affected your clinic?
In collaboration with the accreditation team, we were guided to see what we do well and what we could do better to improve, providing a safe and effective hyperbaric service. It helped us to resolve our shortcomings.
What are the most common indications treated at your clinic?
- Chronic bone infections
- Compromised skin flaps and grafts
- Crush injuries
- Decompression illness (The bends)
- Problem wounds
- Radiation tissue damage
- Retinal artery occlusion
- Sudden hearing loss
Milpark Hyperbaric Medicine Centre works in collaboration with Netcare Milpark Breast Care Centre to provide treatment for breast care patients pre-and post-surgery, where indicated.
The Centre provides a Fast Recovery Programme for professional athletes who sustain sports injuries on a regular basis and in addition to this, professional rugby players from The Golden Lions Rugby Team, one of South Africa’s top teams, have been treated at the Centre since 2010 due to a longstanding contractual relationship with the Golden Lions’ medical team.
What is the most memorable treatment success story that has come out of your clinic?
Treating a spinal decompression patient who could not walk when he arrived at the Centre. After completing a TT6 treatment, he could get off the bed and walk with some help. The patient completely resolved his symptoms after a number of HBOT treatments.
Do you work with a management company? If so, which one?
We do not work with a management company and are a 100% private hospital -based hyperbaric centre.
If you had to pick one thing to attribute your clinic’s success to, what would it be?
Setting our goals to be consistent in delivering good service to our patients and referring physicians. Always being available when our service is required in emergencies. We are an emergency-centered facility available 24/7 based at Netcare Milpark Hospital, which has an internationally-renowned Level 1 trauma unit and burns centre.
What is one marketing recommendation that you can make to help clinics increase their patient load?
Patient care is vital when treating patients. Every patient should be treated according to hyperbaric treatment protocols, which in turn will give the results required in patients’ care to increase your referral base.
Is there are any additional question you’d like to answer, or any other information about your clinic you’d like to showcase?
As its community outreach programme, Milpark Hyperbaric Medicine Centre runs the Milpark Hyperbaric Foundation, which raises funds to provide hyperbaric oxygen treatment to patients not covered by a medical aid or unable to afford treatment.
Thanks to the generous financial support of private individuals, corporate businesses and companies around the world, funds raised enable the team to provide vital life-saving and limb-saving hyperbaric treatment to patients in need.
We are listed as a GoGetFunding beneficiary (https://gogetfunding.com/hyperbaric-foundation/)
Here is a link to our video, which showcases one of our patients: Milpark Hyperbaric Foundation. mp4