Department of Health - Services: Baby and Child

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The service aims to identify and treat children from birth to 14 years of age who have been physically, sexually or emotionally abused and neglected. Children that are suspected of having been abused can be taken to a primary healthcare clinic where they...
Mothers/caregivers are advised to bring their newborn(s) to primary healthcare clinics for regular check-ups. Health care staff will monitor the child'sDevelopmentGrowth...
The Department of Health delivers a Comprehensive package of services to people in the Province. Child Health care services integrated into services provided at all the levels of care include: Prevention, promotion, management of childhood illnesses and...
IMCI is a strategy developed by the World Health Organisation's Division of Child Health and Development and UNICEF. It has been introduced in more than 30 countries around the world to address morbidity and mortality in children under five years. The...
The Audiology Clinic caters for children with suspected hearing loss, recurrent ear infections, speech and language delays and head and ear trauma.
The cerebral palsy clinic is a multidisciplinary service, comprised of developmental paediatricians, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, social workers and orthopaedic surgeons, for the assessment and management of children with...
The Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic caters for children with a cleft lip and/or palate. The clinic has been in active for more than 50 years. The clinic is the only one of its kind in South Africa that meets the World Health Organisation requirements in...
The Dermatology Clinic caters for children with problematic skin conditions. Referrals are accepted by appointment with a doctor's letter only. Please Do Not Refer: Atopic eczema patients without trial of proper treatment:
This clinic assesses and manages preschool children who have developmental delays or are at risk of developmental delays.What is developmental delay?Any child with delayed milestones. For example: delayed walking (not walking by 18 months) or delayed...
This clinic provides a tertiary referral service for specialised ear, nose and throat (ENT) disorders and takes care of the ENT needs of children referred for other specialist medical conditions. Who Should be Referred to the ENT Clinic? Children should...
This clinic caters for patients with problems related to the liver and gastroenterological system (digestive system: stomach and bowels) who require specialist assessment and care. Doctors are encouraged to make telephonic bookings and to discuss with...
Genetic Clinic: Information Brochure This pamphlet will prepare you for your child's visit to the Genetic Clinic. It serves as a guide giving all sorts of helpful information.
The Genetic Clinic caters for any child who has a genetic condition that needs investigation, counselling or prenatal diagnosis. Doctors are encouraged to make telephone bookings. Many conditions tend to run in families. Genetic or hereditary conditions...
Genetic Counselling Clinic: Information Brochure Genetic counsellors provide information and support to families with a genetic condition.
The Haematology and Oncology Clinic caters for all children with cancer and blood disorders requiring investigation. The hospital is also the major reference and treatment centre for children with bleeding disorders.
This unit is responsible for the management of children with HIV infection; specialised infectious diseases, including drug resistant TB; complicated or unusual infections, especially in children with weakened immune systems; and the diagnosis and...
The Muscle Disorders Clinic treats any child who has muscle weakness or is suspected of having a muscle disorder, such as muscular dystrophies, spinal muscular atrophy, congenital myopathies or any other disorders of the neuromuscular system. Prior...
The neurology clinic caters for children with complex neurological problems; infants and children with any disorder involving the central and/or peripheral nervous system.
Neurosychiatry (Ward S27) Clinic: Information Brochure This pamphlet will prepare you for your child's visit to the S27 Clinic. It serve as a guide, giving you all sorts of helpful...
Occupational therapists 'help clients across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of occupations' (The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc, 2012). Occupations are described as 'the...
This clinic caters for patients who have problems with their eyes and vision. Only children of school-going age are treated at the clinic. Routine sight testing is not done at the clinic. If you suspect that your child has problems with vision he/she...
The Orthopaedic Surgical clinic assesses and manages patients with spinal deformities and skeletal abnormalities.Patients with scoliosis, should only be referred to the clinic if physiotherapy does not help to control the condition.What is scoliosis?...
Medication is one of the most important components in your child's road to recovery and health. Remember, children often cannot express their symptoms; they often do not know the importance of taking their medicine nor can they remind you to give them...
This is to provide the treatment and management of pain in any child with any condition or disease, ensuring that no child should suffer from pain while hospitalised and during their recovery phase at home.  Conditions treated 
This clinic deals with plastic reconstructive surgeries such as:burn reconstructionabnormal scarringvascular (blood vessels) abnormalitiesor other abnormalities that children may have been born with or aquired by injury.It also deals with maxillo-facial...
This clinic deals with all forms of respiratory illness in children but also problems such as chronic cough, snoring, and recurrent pneumonia. Enquiries and consultations from doctors or Primary Health Care Nurses are welcome. The call will be...
The Speech Therapy clinic sees to infants or children with swallowing or feeding difficulties.   Children of school-going age should be referred to Groote Schuur Hospital's Speech Therapy department for general language difficulties. Children who are...
Stomaltherapy Clinic: Information Brochure This pamphlet will prepare you for your child's visit to the Stomaltherapy Clinic. It serves as a guide, giving you all sorts of...
Surgical Clinic S19: Information Brochure This pamphlet will prepare you for your child's visit to the Surgical Clinic. It serves as a guide, giving you all sorts of helpful information.
This clinic caters for children with specific urological problems. What is Urology? Urology is a medicine speciality that treats and assesses diseases and medical complications of the urinary tract system. This includes organs such as the kidneys,...