Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital: Related Links | Western Cape Government

Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital: Related Links

(Department of Health and Wellness, Western Cape Government)
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Related Links

Partners in Child Health Care:

Tygerberg Children's Hospital

The Tygerberg Children's Hospital was opened in March 2000, after all the services for children at the hospital were combined. The hospital has 308 children's beds. Tygerberg Children's Hospital mostly serves the poor community within its geographical area. About half of the 2,4 million children living in the Western Cape need specialist medical care. The hospital also offers specialist care to areas of the Northern and Eastern Cape and supports paediatric care in other African countries. Every year, about 16 000 babies and children are admitted to TCH and more than 100 000 children receive specialist medical care as outpatients.

Sarah Fox Children's Hospital

The Sarah Fox Children's Convalescent Hospital is a 60-bed facility based in Silvertown, Cape Town. It serves as the only convalescent hospital available to children in the Western Cape.

Maitland Cottage Home

Maitland Cottage Home is a paediatric orthopaedic hospital which treats indigent patients from all over South Africa.

St Joseph's Home for Chronically Ill Children

St Joseph's Home is a private but state-funded home providing convalescent care and medical services for children who suffer from chronic and debilitating illnesses.

Stakeholders and Partners:

The Children's Hospital Trust

The Children's Hospital Trust fundraises for the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital and paediatric health care in the Western Cape.


Childsafe is a campaign of the Child Accident Prevention Foundation of Southern Africa (CAPFSA) and Safe Kids Worldwide. It is a non-profit South African organisation promoting optimal health and development of all children under the age of 18.

Childsafe assists in reducing injuries of all severity through research, education, environmental change and recommendations for legislation.

Academic Partners:

University of Cape Town

University of Stellenbosch

University of the Western Cape

The content on this page was last updated on 3 February 2023