Red Cross Children’s Hospital using covid-19 learnings to plan ahead
The Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital (RCWMCH) would like to thank the numerous donors who have supported the hospital throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr Matodzi Mukosi, RCWMCH CEO, says these generous donations have enabled the facility to provide healthcare workers with the necessary protective equipment and also offer support to the patients and families with much needed resources such as food parcels and other necessities.
“We really value the support we are receiving from all the Good Samaritans in our communities who are making generous contributions to assist us in our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are also thankful to the Children’s Hospital Trust and the Hospital Facilities Board who receive donations on behalf of our hospital. We are thankful to the Children’s Hospital Trust for agreeing to take over some of the programmes that were previously managed by the Friends of the Children’s Hospital Association (FOCHA),” says Dr Mukosi.
“We have learnt a lot of lessons during the time of COVID, and are now using some of the lessons learnt to improve our services going forward,” said Dr Anita Parbhoo, Medical Manager at the facility.
“Volunteers play a valuable role in supporting the patient and augmenting their holistic care, especially here at Red Cross. The COVID pandemic has highlighted how we can improve our offering,” she continued. “In line with this, we will be restructuring our volunteer programme and relaunching it in early 2021.”
In future, if you would like to help the hospital through volunteering, please contact the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital directly on 021 658 5196.
Support the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital and our patients through our programs and infrastructure projects by donating financially, or in kind. Contact the Children’s Hospital Trust on 021 686 7860 or CHTRUST@chtrust.org.za, or visit https://www.childrenshospitaltrust.org.za to find out how you can help improve the lives or our patients.