Netcare Cuyler Hospital, a 120-bed private hospital situated in Uitenhage, required additional gas points and requested Hutz Medical to assist with the supply of a purpose-built short unit that houses two gas points. Unfortunately, we had to do it within a very short time. ...

Part of the Netcare group, Greenacres Hospital is a 340-bed private hospital located in Port Elizabeth and services the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropole. The hospital recently upgraded an existing general ward into an isolation one, utilising the HU-Covid19-S sterile PVC screens. This has resulted in additional treatment areas for Covid-19 patients....

As the Covid-19 virus extends its hold across South Africa, our number of positive cases continues to rise. This brings its own challenges, including the reality that many more people are being admitted to hospital, resulting in a real and urgent need for more ICU and Isolation beds. As a local medical device manufacturer, Hutz Medical is able to assist healthcare facilities in readying themselves and extending their current ICU or Isolation offering within their range of Bedhead Service Systems, including the HU21-COR....

One of the shortcomings that was recognised by the healthcare industry when identifying facility needs was the lack of adequate isolations areas and the need for more segregation when dealing with Covid-19 patients. Hutz Medical’s HU-Covid19-S range can be utilised extensively throughout the healthcare facility, from Normal Care to High Care Wards as well as Intensive Care and Trauma Units. The screen is designed to convert existing facilities to a more isolated patient environment and assist in the prevention of cross-infections....

The HU-Covid19-T is a welcome addition to any healthcare facility looking to unexpectedly convert a Normal Care Ward into an ICU or Isolation Ward, as well as to Trauma and Emergency Units where additional medical equipment may be required. Its mobile design allows for easy movement within the facility and is designed to enable the user to expand upon the existing services already available....

One of the mottos which has carried me through life for a long time is “always look at the bright side of life……” With Covid-19 taking centre stage of all local and international news and with South Africa going through a rigid lock down period without any clear indication of an end in sight, it is a challenge to stay positive and see the “bright side” of life. However, there are still some instances which make you realise what great bunch we humans actually are! ...

Healthcare facilities and professionals are scrambling to ready themselves for the expected rise in COVID19 patients that are predicted to enter the healthcare system within the next couple of weeks. It is with this in mind, that SAHPRA has issued a warning about the risk of sub-standard or falsified products, including PPE’s, diagnostic tests, medicines and medical devices....

This screen is specifically designed to convert existing facilities to a more isolated patient environment and prevent cross infections from one patient to another. The framework for the screen is secured to the existing ceiling structure and will be anchored via an innovative mounting bracket to the suspended ceiling structure, without adding any load to this structure. The framework is manufactured from stainless steel grade 304 piping, where the uprights are dia 38mm and the horizontal piping is dia 25mm....

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the Coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic. Our own president Cyril Ramaphosa calls it a medical emergency far greater than we have experienced in over a century and has called for the lock down of South Africa for a period of 21-days. As much as we are trying to reduce the impact that this virus will have on our South African healthcare system and economy, we can only hope that as a country, we are adequately prepared for it....