EEG and Sleep Laboratory
Situated in the hospital's Day Ward, the facility provides a comprehensive treatment for sleep disorders including sleep apnoea. The clinic performs full overnight sleep test to diagnose sleep disorders and to provide necessary treatment. The team includes a qualified technician who will monitor you through the night; a registered nurse to monitor and render basic patient care during the night; a Neurophysiologist who will conduct the pre-analysis; and a Pulmonology Specialist to make a final diagnosis.
Reproductive Biology Unit
About 10 to 15% of couples will have difficulty in conceiving and require some form of assisted fertility treatment. The Reproductive Biology Unit at Netcare St Augustine?s Hospital offers the following:
- Laparoscopic surgery
- Comprehensive semen analysis
- Treatment of endometriosis
- Gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT)
- Specialised counselling and advice on male and female infertility
- Investigation into recurrent miscarriage
- Treatment and screening
- Testicular and epididymal sperm retrieval
- In-vitro fertilization
- Intro cytoplasmic sperm injection
- Artificial insemination by partners and donors
- Egg donation
- Freezing of embryos
- Tubal microsurgery
- Follicle tracking
- Induction of ovulation
For more information and to make an appointment, contact the unit on (031) 202 1155
The Durban Arthritis Centre and Osteoporosis Unit
The Durban Arthritis and Rheumatism Centre and Osteoporosis Unit, situated in Chelmsford Medical Centre 2, forms an essential part of the management of patients with Arthritis, back pain and Osteoporosis. It involves diagnosis, treatment, education and if necessary, rehabilitation. The hospital recently acquired a new Dexa Scanner (Hologic Discovery W) which measures bone density. The Centre is supported by a multi-disciplinary team comprising of a Rheumatologist, Orthopaedic surgeons, Psychologists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and a Dietician. The aim of the Centre is to empower the patient and their families through education. It is vital that every patient is involved in the management of their condition. The Rheumatological conditions include: Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, Psoriatic Arthritis, Spondylitis, children with Arthritis and Seronegative inflammatory Arthritis of unknown cause.
For more information on Arthritis, Osteoporosis and bookings, telephone (031) 202 5750
The Durban Pain Clinic
Aimed at people who have chronic pain that has not been diagnosed, the clinic puts patients through a programme that is run by medical doctors, physiotherapists, a biokineticist, fitness expert, as well as a neurologist and anaesthetist. Patients are screened to determine the kind of pain they have, before being set on a path to wellness.
They're taken off all medication and detoxed before going on to appropriate medication, with the aim being to phase it out entirely, where possible. With stress, an increasingly common denominator in most of our lives, particular attention is paid to relaxing and strengthening the muscles in the body. This is done through a combination of physiotherapy and time spent working out on a vibrating machine to enhance circulation and strengthen the muscles. It works on muscle tissue, tendon tissue, bone tissue and the nervous system, and helps balance the hormones. The programme may also improve cognitive behaviour therapy with it depending greatly on the patient's needs.
For more information please telephone 031 268 5284.
Netcare St Augustine?s Hospital has adopted and support nine (9) charities: Durban Children?s Homes; St Martins Children Home; Maskey Health Services; The Dream Centre; SPCA Kloof; St Mary?s Hospital; SANTA ? Botanic Gardens Tea Garden; Nazareth house and Boys & Girls? Town.
Various items, including clothes, non-perishable food, toys and linen, are collected and distributed to these organisations throughout the year.
The Pharmacy is situated in the Main Reception area of the hospital and open to the general public. The Pharmacy offers a full retail Pharmacy service with a wide range of toiletries and gift items. The Pharmacy is also contracted to most medical aids.