Durban medical team and hospital honoured for contribution to South African metabolic surgery

Durban medical team and hospital honoured for contribution to South African metabolic surgery: Specialist surgeon Dr Gert Du Toit, winner of the inaugural ‘Centre of the Year’ award from the South African Society for Surgery, Obesity and metabolism (SASSO) pictured with the trophy he received for his work in laparoscopic gastric bypass procedures at Netcare St Augustine’s Hospital, in Durban. With him in the photograph are, from left to right, renowned endocrinologist and obesity specialist Professor Tess van der Merwe, Chairperson of SASSO, … [Read more...]

UKZN Team involved in Baby Charlie Care

UKZN Team involved in Baby Charlie Care: Dr Julia Ambler at Umduduzi Hospice Care for Children. UKZN’s paediatric palliative care team, under the leadership of Dr Julia Ambler, was involved in discussions around the care of Charlie Gard, an 11-month-old UK baby who was living with a rare condition. Baby Charlie succumbed to the illness last week Friday. The UKZN team was closely involved with the International Children’s Palliative Care Network and the UK based team in helping with the treatment and care of Gard. Charlie, who was born on 4 … [Read more...]

Pacer Team Racing Match 15 – Featured Durban Blog

Pacer Team Racing Match 15: Saturday afternoon provided sailors with yet another wonderful Durban winter’s day with ideal sailing conditions. With no prospect of shipping movements the racing was undertaken in the deepwater channel off Pier Number Two with a light southerly breeze blowing. The, by now usual, team racing format was followed with 3 windward leeward races of approximately […] Message from the Yeoman of Signals: The commodore has requested that I hoist the signal AD28 on Sunday 30 July and Monday 31 July. All interested … [Read more...]

Tough Result for a Young Team – Featured Durban Blog

Tough Result for a Young Team: The Cell C Sharks opened their Currie Cup campaign with a disappointing 47-12 loss to the Free State Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Friday evening. This match will prove to be a huge learning curve for a young Cell C Sharks team, many of whom made they debuts this evening, in the absence of key frontline players who are on Super Rugby duty. The early stages of the game were characterised by some inaccurate play, the home side in particular, with most of the possession, battling to maintain continuity as they threw … [Read more...]