GSH Paediatric Services moving to Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital
Groote Schuur Paediatric Services moving to Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital
The paediatric services offered at Groote Schuur Hospital will move to Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in a phased approach, starting today, Friday, 22 May 2020.
The move of the paediatric service to RCWMCH has been in discussion for quite a while and is now being expedited to assist freeing up resources at Groote Schuur to assist with the COVID-19 pandemic.
The phased approach will culminate in the whole paediatric service being transferred:
o 6 Endocrine beds
o 4 Neurosurgery Rehabilitation beds
o 10 General Paediatric beds
This will include the relevant staffing and equipment for these services.
An interim arrangement for the accommodation of Adolescent patients at RCWMCH will also be in effect until the end of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are excited to assist our sister hospital,” says Red Cross CEO, Dr Matodzi Mukosi. “We are all part of the same family in health care and we assist where we can. This will ensure that vulnerable paediatric patients continue to receive world class care and treatment.”
Caregivers of Groote Schuur paediatric diabetes patients who are affected by this move and have questions please phone the Red Cross Diabetes Clinic on 0216585035 on weekdays between 08:00 and 15:00 or for emergencies 0216585111.