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News and Speeches for Secondary, Tertiary and Emergency Care

Santa brings Christmas Magic to Red Cross Children’s Hospital

18 December 2014

Father Christmas took time out from his busy schedule to make an early annual visit to the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital on 18 December 2014. Read More

Red Cross Honours 50 Dedicated Employees at Long Service Awards

8 December 2014

Dedicated employees, who have been working for Western Cape Government Health for 20, 30 and 40 years, were honoured at a special Long Service Awards ceremony at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital on 8 December 2014. Read More

World Diabetes Day: Living with Diabetes

14 November 2014

Diabetes was the leading cause of death in the Western Cape accounting for 3 114 (6,7%) deaths in 2012 (Statistics SA report Mortality and causes of death in South Africa, 2012: Findings from death notification).The report also revealed that... Read More

Day of Remembrance Celebrated at Red Cross

7 November 2014

The Children’s Hospital Trust celebrated its annual Day of Remembrance on 7 November 2014 to commemorate the World War II servicemen and veterans who donated two days of their pay towards what was to become the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s... Read More

World Sight Day: Good Vision does not Guarantee Good Eye Health

9 October 2014

If you can see clearly, you probably believe that your eyes are healthy. This may be true, but to maintain good eye health it is recommended to have regular, comprehensive eye exams. This exam is recommended for everyone – including children and... Read More

Occupational Therapy Week: ‘The Job for the Skills of Living’

6 October 2014

Work done by healthcare workers often does not receive the recognition it deserves largely due to the fact that most of it is done behind the scenes and rarely highlighted. Read More

Red Cross Children’s Hospital Receives Labyrinth

3 October 2014

Children in the Oncology Unit at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital have received a gift of hope: a donation of a labyrinth from the Commins Family Trust. The labyrinth was officially handed over to the hospital during a small ceremony held... Read More

Social Worker Recognised for Exceptional Contribution towards Public Service

10 September 2014

Carla Brown, social worker in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, was recently recognised as the Western Cape’s Best Frontline Public Service Employee of the Year at the 2014 Provincial Service... Read More

Weekend Surgery Initiative Alleviates Children’s Hospital's Surgery Waiting List

18 August 2014

The Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital is running its fourth annual weekend surgery initiative, previously referred to as Saturday Surgeries, for nine weeks from 5 July until 30 August 2014. Read More

Paediatric Specialist Recognised as one of Africa’s Most Influential Women

31 July 2014

Prof. Mignon McCulloch, Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) Consultant and Nephrologist at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, was recently recognised for her contribution to health. Prof. Read More

Upgrading of Parents Accommodation at Red Cross Starts

24 July 2014

Building commenced on 24 July 2014 at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital to expand and upgrade the on-site Parents Accommodation.Corporate and individual donors gathered to celebrate this milestone at a symbolic brick-laying event. Read More

Volunteers Recognised at Appreciation Function

24 June 2014

Eighty-six year old Jean Harker has dedicated more than 30 years of her time and energy to the children at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital through volunteer work. Read More

Childhood Health Specialist Swoops Up International Award

30 May 2014

Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital Professor Heather Zar has been awarded the 2014 World Lung Health Award. Read More

Keeping South African Kids Safe from Injury

15 May 2014

Approximately 80% of injuries to children occur in or around the home. The Woolworths Childsafe Research and Educational Centre, which officially opens its doors on Thursday, 15 May 2014, will address this devastating statistic. Read More

National Burns Awareness Week: How to Prevent Burn Injuries

6 May 2014

A burn is one of the most devastating injuries. It leaves in its wake both physical and mental anguish on a child.Many burn injuries are accidental and are a common cause of unintentional injury – preventative care can reduce the likelihood of an... Read More

Easter Bunny Spreads Smiles with Visit to Red Cross Children’s Hospital

17 April 2014

The Easter Bunny made its annual visit to Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital on 17 April 2014 during the hospital’s annual Easter parade. Read More