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Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital Opens Surgical Skills Training Centre

21 June 2011

The new Surgical Skills Training Centre at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, which was officially opened on Wednesday, 22 June 2011, is the first of its kind in Sub-Saharan Africa to offer training in paediatric endoscopic surgery. Read More

Red Cross Children's Hospital: Message of Thanks

6 June 2011

This message was posted on the Children's Hospital Trust's Facebook fan page by a grateful parent of a patient at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Read More

Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital thanks its Easter donors

20 April 2011

Patients at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital did not miss out on Easter festivities this April. Thanks to dozens of donations of chocolates every child at the hospital was treated to Easter goodies. Read More

Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital Promotes Safer Candle Use during Earth Hour

24 March 2011

The entrance to Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital was completely candle lit for Earth Hour - between 20:30 and 21:30 - on Saturday, 26 March. Read More

Smile-Giving Surgery Comes to Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital

22 March 2011

Almaze* can smile again thanks to the facial reanimation surgery she underwent at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital.Almaze, six, had partial paralysis on the right side of her face. Read More

Media Alert: Tygerberg Hospital to Host an Open Day on 17 March 2011

15 March 2011

Tygerberg Hospital will host an Open Day where various departments will have information stalls and material available to the public. Radio Tygerberg will broadcast live from the venue. Read More

Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital Increases Capacity for Care With Six New Ventilators

8 March 2011

The six new paediatric ventilators at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital brings the ratio of Intensive Care Unit beds to available ventilators to one-to-one. This means that even if the ICU is full and every child needs a ventilator - every... Read More

Media Alert: Groote Schuur Hospital Celebrates Donation of Skin Laser Machine from Oasis

7 March 2011

Groote Schuur hospital has received a shot in the arm with the donation of a skin laser machine, worth about R1 million, and the refurbishment of the hospital's Dermatology Unit. This was made possible with funds from the Oasis Crescent Fund Trust. Read More

First Bone-Anchored Hearing Aid Implant at Groote Schuur

22 February 2011

On the 23rd of February 2011, Dr Estie Meyer, an ear surgeon at the Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, will be implanting the first Bone-Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA) at a state hospital in the Western Cape. Read More

Media Alert: First Bone-Anchored Hearing Aid at Groote Schuur

21 February 2011

On the 23rd of February 2011, an Ear Surgeon at Groote Schuur Hospital will be implanting the first Bone-Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA) at a state hospital in the Western Cape. The first recipients of the BAHA are two children with hearing loss who... Read More

Upgrades and Renovations Enable Teaching Capabilities at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital

14 February 2011

The Department Of Paediatric Surgery at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital in partnership with the University of Cape Town hosted the Paediatric Surgery for General Surgeons Workshop on Monday February 14, from 9am until 4pm, at the Pola... Read More

Media Alert: Tygerberg Hospital Cochlear Implant Unit's 400th Hearing Impaired Patient to be Connected to Sound

20 January 2011

On 24 January 2011, the Tygerberg Hospital Cochlear Implant Unit will perform their 400th cochlear implant. Connor Muller (five) of Plumstead will receive a cochlear implant that will ultimately improve his hearing, speech and language development. Read More

Texas Ranger Baseballer CJ Wilson Visits Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital

5 January 2011

American Baseballer, CJ Wilson, who is a pitcher for the Texas Rangers, visited patients at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital during his holiday in Cape Town. Read More

Summary of Christmas Babies

25 December 2010

The total number of children born yesterday on Christmas in the Western Cape is 110 of which 64 are boys and 46 girls. Read More

Christmas Babies

24 December 2010

The Western Cape Department of Health is proud to announce that the first babies to be born on Christmas, is Babies Gordon (girl) and Davids (boy) at Paarl Hospital and Bishop Lavis Midwife Obstetrics Unit (MOU). Both babies were born at 12:20 and... Read More

Surgeons Reconstruct Preschooler's Crushed Hand at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital

23 December 2010

Lilitha Gazi nearly lost the use of her right hand when it was crushed in an accident. But thanks to the quick intervention of the plastic surgery department at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital the five-year-old should have almost complete... Read More

Christmas Visit has a Sporty Flavour

13 December 2010

This year's Arrival of Father and Mother Christmas at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital on December 14 was made extra special by the guests who escorted them to the hospital. Read More

Media Alert: Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital Special Guests from the North Pole

12 December 2010

Father and Mother Christmas are expected to arrive with their usual flair, at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital on December 14. Read More

Breakthrough Operation at Tygerberg Hospital

1 December 2010

Yesterday history was made at Tygerberg Hospital, when a thirty-eight (38) year old lady, who had a previous double valve replacement in 1989, received a tricuspid valve via a catheter that was inserted into her neck vein and then deployed inside... Read More

Media Alert: Tygerberg Children's Hospital Christmas Party

24 November 2010

Tygerberg Children's Hospital will host their annual Christmas Party for four hundred (400) patients at the hospital. The children come from various areas surrounding areas and have been either inpatients or outpatients at the hospital. Read More

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