Services/Departments available at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital
Out Patients Services
The cause of coronary artery disease, the goals of Cardiac Rehabilitation, exercise and general guidelines regarding medication
The Cerebral Palsy Clinic
The Cerebral Palsy Clinic at Pretoria Academic hospital is for children, 12 years and under, with neurological problems e.g. cerebral palsy or Spina Bifida. It is staffed by a multidisciplinary team, which includes physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, a dietician, a social worker and a paediatrician.
Dieticians play an important role in maintaining people’s health through good nutrition. Their work requires good knowledge of food, nutrients, eating habits and their relationship to diseases and normal body functioning.
Occupational Health and Safety
OHS provides a service in the workplace in maintaining the health and safety of all work employees.
The primary function of the service at the Medical Fitness for Work Section is to conduct work capacity assessments.
The Physiotherapy Department
Physiotherapists play an active role in the management and rehabilitation of patients in a multi-disciplinary environment
Reproductive and Endocrine Unit
- Infertility work-up
- Laparoscopic surgery where indicated
- Infertility procedures
- Intra uterine insemination with donor sperm
- In vitro fertilization with donor sperm
- Surrogate mothers
- Donor oocytes
A podiatrist is a specialist who treats the foot, surgically, as well as biomechanical.
Podiatrists play an important role in the diagnosis and treatment of systematic and local conditions, which may affect the feet and lower limbe
Social workers have special knowledge and skills to deal with the emotional, personal and social implications of illness, as well as disability and hospitalisation.
Their main function is to help the patient, the family and community cope as effectively as possible with their situation and to prevent the development of additional problems by focusing on health behaviour and the social environment
Speech Therapy and Audiology
Speech therapists assist babies, children and adults with speech, language, voice and/or feeding difficulties.
Audiologists assists babies, children and adults with hearing loss. They also play a valuable role in the monitoring of hearing and early identification of hearing loss in high risk populations. These patients are tested and managed accordingly, which may include the provision of hearing aids.
- To provide the patient/ caregiver with hands-on information and education about the stoma.
- To empower the patient/ caregiver to take care of the stoma at home.
- To start the rehabilitation process that will enable the patient to lead a normal and productive life.