News and Speeches for Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital

Boy Gets Gift Of Normal Breathing For Christmas

17 December 2011

Years of difficulty have finally come to an end for a family from Plettenberg Bay - and just in time for Christmas. Read More

Dental Surgery Waiting List Reduced by 75%

20 November 2011

A simple strategy has helped patients at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital to get lifesaving treatment sooner. Read More

Specialised Surgery Performed at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital for the First Time

13 November 2011

Tinika Davies of Delft has a hereditary deformity of the chest which puts a lot of pressure on her lungs and heart. Read More

Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital Celebrates Day of Remembrance

10 November 2011

On 11 November 2011, a Day of Remembrance was held to honour the World War II servicemen and veterans who initiated the fundraising and building of the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital in the early 1950's. Read More

Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital Reaches 200 Kidney Transplant Milestone

19 October 2011

Dylan Muller, 14, was the recipient of the 200th donor kidney to be transplanted at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital. Read More

Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital Introduces Saturday Surgery Initiative

19 October 2011

The Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital and the Children's Hospital Trust have partnered with Medi-Clinic Southern Africa to fund the first ever "Saturday Surgeries" initiative at the hospital to alleviate extensive waiting lists for life-... Read More

Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital Opens Upgraded Burns Unit

14 September 2011

Paediatric burns treatment has been given a boost thanks to a R13 million ward upgrade at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital. The ward is the only specialised paediatric burns unit in Africa. The modernised unit was officially opened on 15... Read More

Partnership Adds Smiles to Children's Lives

21 July 2011

Baby Amber (six months) was born with a cleft lip and palate. Without help, she faces a life of loneliness and broken smiles. Read More

Red Cross Hospital Honours Long-Serving Employees

13 July 2011

Jeffrey Isaacs spent the largest part of his working life at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital. The 65-year-old of Mitchell's Plain started working at the hospital as a labourer in 1971. He retired in February 2011 after 40 years of... Read More

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

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

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

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