“There are a number of factors that expectant parents should consider when deciding at which hospital they would like to deliver their baby. We look forward to welcoming parents-to-be to the Netcare hospitals’ stand – number B9 – at MamaMagic: The Baby Expo, and discussing the maternity facilities and services offered at our KwaZulu-Natal hospitals with them,” says Craig Murphy, regional director of Netcare’s coastal region.
“This year, we are taking the opportunity presented by MamaMagic: The Baby Expo to educate parents on the correct way of performing CPR on babies and young children respectively. The marketing team at the Netcare KwaZulu-Natal hospitals’ stand will hand out free pamphlets detailing the cardiopulmonary resuscitation [CPR] techniques appropriate for use on infants and young children in emergency situations, as these differ from the technique used on adults. These easy-to-follow, step-by-step guides provide the ABC’s of CPR.
“It is our hope that the knowledge gleaned from the pamphlets will help parents to be better equipped to deal with a medical emergency, should the need ever arise.” Murphy explained.
Also exciting is a competition, with great prizes for mothers and babies alike, that Netcare will be running at the exposition. The prizes include a pregnancy photo shoot valued at over R4 200, a voucher for Mangwanani Spa to the value of R1 200 and a supply of nappies to the value of R5 000. Exposition visitors are encouraged to simply visit the Netcare stand, answer an easy question and fill in their contact details, which qualifies them to be in line to win one of these amazing prizes.
“Expectant parents in the province are spoiled for choice with our extensive KwaZulu-Natal footprint of maternity facilities. Visitors to the stand will also receive an informative brochure about the maternity offerings at Netcare Alberlito [in Ballito], Netcare St Augustine’s [in Durban], Netcare St Anne’s [in Pietermaritzburg], Netcare Kingsway [in Amanzimtoti], Netcare Margate [Margate], Netcare Parklands [in Overport, Durban], Netcare The Bay [in Richards Bay] and Netcare uMhlanga [in uMhlanga] hospitals,” Murphy concluded.