ARWYP NEWS

 Arwyp staff members knitted, crocheted and donated blankets, scarves and beanies for the hospital's 2017 Mandela Day Drive. To make the blankets, Arwyp teamed up with Edleen Pre-Primary School. Arwyp staff made the blocks, the school's staff put the blocks together to make blankets and then the school donated/handed the blankets over to Olyf Bedryf a non-profit organisation which looks after underprivileged families in Edleen, Kempton Park by supplying them with food, clothing, e...
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From 18 to 31 March 2017 the four winning nurses of the 2016 Discovery Excellence Award for Nursing, a competition held for all South Africa nurses, attended a specially developed Nursing Leadership Programme at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston USA.  In addition the nurses completed observerships in various specialties throughout the massive academic hospital and delivered presentations on South African Nursing. Says Rob Martino, an Arwyp nurse and one of the winners: &ld...
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The anticipated major renovations have begun on the ground floor of the main building. Workmen have begun dismantling the drop-off zone in order to start with the renovations that will be taking place at the main entrance and which will include the admissions department, the pharmacy and the coffee shop. Because the work taking place will be done in phases, certain sections of the hospital are being moved to other areas on a temporary basis. We would like to apologise to everyone who will be inc...
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Arwyp once again enjoyed supporting the local community by sponsoring the annual Arwyp Nite Race. The race was held on 25 January 2017 at the Barnard Stadium in Kempton Park. Although some rain in the morning had threatened proceedings, the evening itself was clear and the participants were able to enjoy the good running conditions. 1070 runners finished the 15km race. The first 900 runners received a free buff. About 1400 participants completed the 5km fun run/walk. All Arwyp staff members were...
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Rob Martino is an enrolled Nurse who has worked for five years at Arwyp Medical Centre. Rob recently won the Discovery Health Excellence Awards for Nursing (DEAN) which named him as one of the best nurses in the country! Discovery Health is the biggest medical aid company in South Africa and every time a Discovery patient is discharged from a hospital, he or she gets a survey to complete about their entire hospital experience. The patients are asked to rate the treatment, the doctor, the nurs...
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Arwyp accepts the challenge Inspired by the ‘67 blankets for Mandela Day initiative’, staff members of Arwyp Medical Centre took up the challenge to provide 67 blankets to give to those in need. In the weeks leading up to Mandela Day, staff members dusted off their knitting needles and crochet hooks and, along with helpful grannies, daughters, moms and mothers-in-law began knitting and crocheting squares to make up into blankets. Other staff members donated extra wool and blankets...
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This month Arwyp Medical Centre celebrated a huge milestone when it turned 30. To mark the occasion the hospital staff were treated to a 30th birthday celebration. On Friday 27 May a party was held in the parking lot at the customer services building. The theme was Carnival and a carnival atmosphere definitely prevailed. The parking bays had been turned into brightly covered booths, braziers were lit to keep everyone warm and there were prego rolls, popcorn, candyfloss and slush for all. And eve...
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For a few rain-soaked minutes on Wednesday 27 January 2016 a cloudburst seemed almost destined to prevent proceedings at the 5th Arwyp Nite race from going forward. However the skies cleared long enough to prevent any significant delay and the enthusiastic crowd of runners soon lined up to wait for the sound of the starter’s gun before they began to pound the pavements around the Barnard Stadium in Kempton Park. Both the 15km race and the 5km fun run went ahead as planned and the event was once...
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Margaret Ireland the Arwyp hospital manager, was happy to announce on 3 December 2015 that the refurbishments to the hospital’s 11th Floor had been approved by the Department of Health and the ward was ready to accept patients. She congratulated all the staff members who had been involved in the process which included Projects, Nursing, Facilities, Marketing, Maintenance and IT and commented that everyone had done a great job and that the ward looked fantastic. The whole floor now serves as the...
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We have been eagerly awaiting the completion of our brand new paediatric ICU and are proud to announce its opening in September 2015. After a recent inspection by the Department of Health, Arwyp Medical Centre was able to open the doors of the unit to our community. Once again Arwyp has given its patients access to world-class facilities. The new paediatric ICU includes: • three high care isolation beds • three ICU isolation beds • private suites for five young patients and one of their...
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