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

Santa spreads joy at Red Cross Children’s Hospital

15 December 2016

Christmas came early to the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital when Father Christmas took time out from his exhaustive schedule to spread some festive cheer during a surprise visit to the hospital at their annual Christmas Parade on 15... Read More

Keep Toy Safety in mind this Holiday Season

7 December 2016

Toys are important in helping children learn and develop, but can also cause injuries, some of which can be fatal.  Read More

Cardiac Partnership ensures Life-saving Surgery for 50 Patients

25 November 2016

Eleven-year-old Dale Martiens, from Delft, is able to run, exercise and live a relatively normal life after undergoing cardiac surgery at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital earlier this month.  Read More

Red Cross Celebrates Nurse of the Year at Nursing Excellence Awards

8 November 2016

Sister Jane Booth, Paediatric Nursing Specialist at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, was recently awarded the 2016 Nurse of the Year at the Hospital’s eight annual Nursing Excellence Awards, in recognition of her outstanding service to... Read More

Guy Fawkes Safety: Fireworks are dazzling, but dangerous

31 October 2016

Guy Fawkes is just around the corner and although not a South African holiday, is usually celebrated with an array of fireworks.  Despite the dangers of fireworks, few people understand the associated risks – devastating injuries and burns, fires... Read More

New Head of Nursing joins Red Cross Hospital

27 September 2016

Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital is delighted to welcome Mitzi Franken as the new Nursing Manager of the hospital. Franken joins the hospital from Mowbray Maternity Hospital where she worked as Assistant Manager: Neonatology for the past... Read More

National Oral Health Month: Pay Extra Attention to Dental Health

1 September 2016

September is National Oral Health Month, a time to pay extra attention to your dental routine, particularly as two of the world’s most common health problems affect the mouth – cavities and gum disease. Read More

Case Manager Recognised as SA’s Best

25 August 2016

Helen van As, Case Manager at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, was recently named the 2016 National Public Sector Case Manager of the Year. The Awards Ceremony took place at the National Public Sector Case Management Conference in Port... Read More

First Patient moved into New ICU

18 August 2016

Three-week-old Sha-annoor Abul, from Darling, was the very first patient welcomed to the new Medical Wing of the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital after ICU staff started moving the patients from the... Read More

Red Cross Hospital Celebrates Six Decades of Paediatric Excellence

1 July 2016

A big cake depicting the past six decades was cut in celebration of Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital’s 60th year of existence. The hospital opened its doors in 1956 thanks to an incredibly supportive and generous community.  Read More

Matron Retires after 42 Years of Service

31 May 2016

Sandra Roodt, Head of Nursing at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, has retired after 42 years of dedicated service to Western Cape Government Health. Read More

Red Cross Awards Staff Members for Long Service Excellence

30 May 2016

Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital expressed their sincere gratitude to dedicated long-serving employees of Western Cape Government Health at a special Long Service Awards ceremony held at the hospital on 30 May 2016.  Read More

Donation Promotes Hospitalised Childrens’ Access to Literature

27 May 2016

A donation of books to spruce up the mobile library at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital was well received. The mobile library was launched in 2010 and relies on donations to keep it going.  Read More

Youth Booth for Adolescent Oncology Patients

24 May 2016

Often isolated within the medical setting, adolescents and young adults with cancer face unique challenges.  Traditionally, cancer patients fall into two distinct groups: adults and children.  Read More

National Burns Awareness Week: How to help those Living with Burns

5 May 2016

In South Africa, burns are the third most common cause of accidental deaths amongst children under 14 years, exceeded only by motor vehicle accidents and drowning. Read More

Easter Bunny makes special visit to Red Cross Children’s Hospital

24 March 2016

With Easter just around the corner, young patients at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital received an egg-stra special treat when the Easter Bunny arrived a few days early to make a special visit to the hospital on 24 March 2016.  Read More