Groote Schuur Hospital
Groote Schuur Hospital remains a place of visionary thinking and innovation.
Recently the hospital’s team of cardio thoracic surgeons, surgeons, clinicians and biomedical engineers developed an affordable heart valve, which is a life saving device for rheumatic heart disease, a condition which affects mainly young people in developing countries.
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2020 Leadership Conference
We would like to welcome you all to our 3rd Leadership Conference where we share and learn about how we can strive to improve ourselves as leaders towards the betterment of the services we offer.
Join us in the most beautiful city in the world, Cape Town, South Africa, from 4-6 August 2020 to share your research, best practices, knowledge and reflections on leadership in our complex environment.
This leadership conference will help increase the knowledge on how we can become sustainable for the future generation of millennial’s.
LOOKING BACK OVER 50 YEARS
SOME OF GROOTE SCHUUR HOSPITAL WORLD FIRSTS
1965 – first rapid warming device for massive blood transfusions developed
1967 – first human heart transplant
1975 – first transplant of a vascularized human fallopian tube
1979 – Cormack awarded the Nobel Prize for his work towards developing the CT scanner
1981 – Wicomb and team develop the first method for storing donor hearts by hypothermic perfusion
1983 – first human liver transplant using the heterotropic technique
1989 – discovery of a technique to locate brain tumours without having to do invasive surgery
2008 – first HIV positive-to-positive kidney transplant
2015 – first combined ultrasound and mammography device tested
2017 – first brain operation performed through the eye