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SPE­CIAL­IST IN PLAS­TIC AND RE­CON­STRUC­TIVE SURGERY AT MID­LANDS SPE­CIAL­IST CEN­TRE The How­ick Day Clinic is the first-ever pri­vate clinic to be built, man­aged and run by a fe­male plas­tic sur­geon, Dr Bron­wen Schoen­feld, in South Africa. The six-bed fa­cil­ity caters for a va­ri­ety of sur­gi­cal spe­cial­i­ties in­clud­ing or­thopaedics, gen­eral surgery, urol­ogy and oph­thal­mol­ogy. Schoen­feld ob­tained her med­i­cal de­gree (MBBCh) from Wits Univer­sity in 1997 and in­terned at Chris Hani Barag­wanath Hos­pi­tal. She qual­i­fied as a plas­tic and re­con­struc­tive sur­geon in 2006 and is a mem­ber of the As­so­ci­a­tion of Plas­tic and Re­con­struc­tive Sur­geons of South Africa and the South African So­ci­ety for Surgery of the Hand. There have been a se­ries of events where ev­ery­thing has fallen into place one af­ter the other. Ob­vi­ously not with­out work though! The first of these would have been get­ting the li­cence from the depart­ment of health. It in­volved var­i­ous fea­si­bil­ity stud­ies, de­mo­graphic stud­ies, among oth­ers, and then with each stage of the pro­ject came a new set of chal­lenges re­quir­ing con­sis­tent hard work!

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