How has COVID Impacted Hospitals & Patients?

The COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control Study (IPC) Finds Out

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The Epicentre IPC team is working with hospitals to get information on essential health service disruptions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This research is building on a recent study called ‘the IPC pilot study’, which was done by the Elizabeth Glaser Paediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) in Kenya and Cameroon.

What our EPIC customers have to say

Compliments to your staff and centre. I was so impressed by how the entire process was handled. So polite and comforting and professional.

Dee Munks, Durban Epic Testing Centre Client

Very impressed with your service. Your Staff were professional and well mannered. Will definitely recommend you!

Cheryl Clegg, Cape Town Epic Testing Centre Client

Baie danke dat julle epicentre gekry het om my COVID-19 toets tuis to kom doen. Die hele proses was glad nie onaangenaam nie, Josh was baie vriendelike en die toets was vinnig en glad nie traumaties soos wat die staat en social media jou wil laat dink nie. Weereens dankie, ek sal jul op hoogte hou oor die resultaat proses.

Jaco, PI; Cape Town Epic Testing Centre Client
What a fast and friendly service!
Nadia, Maritime Solutions

My client would like to thank the entire Cape Town Epicentre team, for the excellent manner in which their employees have been made aware of their status.

Jan, Optimal Solve; Cape Town Epic Testing Centre Client

I am so grateful for all that Johann has done for us as a family and still doing. I am eternally grateful, and I stand in awe of his kindness. It brings tears to my eyes to think that someone can be so kind to total strangers. May the Lord bless you and keep you and take you from strength to strength. I took my uncle from a drug house about two months ago. He was slowly disappearing because of malnutrition. He doesn’t have any children or a wife. We all he has, and now you are willing to go the extra mile for him. My words are not enough to thank you. 🙏🏼 Bless you sir

Melton, Cape Town Epic Testing centre client

COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control Study (IPC) Explained

What is This Study Focused On?

This study is looking deeply into how infection prevention and control measures (like PPE, extensive cleaning & sterilization, etc) may contribute to service disruptions, and what the impact has been on these services to patients.

How Are We Doing This?

The Epicentre IPC team in Gauteng and KZN are making interview appointments with hospital staff. We are making appointments with the person in charge of the hospital, this could be the CEO, the deputy or matron, or the facility of the hospital. We are also making interview appointments with the pharmacy manager and the Infection Prevention Control Officer.

Why Were These 2 Provinces Selected?

These provinces were selected in collaboration by EGPAF, CDC and Epicentre. The criteria used to select these provinces included the prevalence of COVID-19, healthcare infrastructure and the location of Epicentre’s offices, which are in Durban and Johannesburg.

Why is This Study so Important?

This study is critical to finding out what the gaps are in how we are currently preventing COVID infections in our country’s hospitals. We aim to get information to help SA develop more effective IPC protocols (rules), training guides and priority interventions to both support the healthcare response to COVID-19 and be better prepared for future pandemics.

Where can you get a COVID Antibody Laboratory test?

You can get COVID-19 tested by our COVID-19 testing angels at one of our many branches!

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For 20 years Epicentre has been fighting South African’s infectious diseases, and now we’re taking on COVID-19! We are a company founded on a vision, ending disease in South Africa! So we believe in making an IMPACT.

We are an independent organization that is committed to creating a positive impact on health & wellness for all in South Africa.

We want to close the gap between unscreened, undiagnosed, and uncontrolled HIV & COVID-19 infections as well as other chronic diseases for all South Africans.

By booking your tests with Epicentre, you are supporting a real local company that has worked for 20 years in all 9 provinces, from Pollsmoor prison to Constantia; & you’re getting a gold standard service that experts trust!

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