Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital: Paediatric Pain Management | Western Cape Government

Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital: Paediatric Pain Management


This is to provide the treatment and management of pain in any child with any condition or disease, ensuring that no child should suffer from pain while hospitalised and during their recovery phase at home. 

Conditions treated 

  • Pain caused by illnesses of childhood
  • Acute pain
  • Burns pain
  • Post-operative pain
  • Chronic pain
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Phantom Pain

The Paediatric Pain Management Department provides pain medicine services for all the major surgical disciplines including cardiac surgery, liver transplantation and conjoint twin separation, as well as for pain from debilating life-threatening or chronic illness. 



Venue: Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital 
Head: Dr Robert Nieuwveld
Professional Nurse: Angeline Schrikker
Senior Secretary: Melissa Williams
Physiotherapist: Rukaiya Mowzer

Non-pharmacological therapies or complementary medicine
Integrated medicine is available to pain management. 
Creative Arts Therapy and Wellness Programme (CATWP)
Aromatherapy: Linda Ann O'Flaherty
Art therapy: Angela Rackstraw and Tessa Whyatt
Music therapy: Chris Wildman
Yoga: Lauren Pech

Enquiries: 021 658 5731 / 5183



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Government Body: (Department of Health and Wellness, Western Cape Government)
The content on this page was last updated on 7 October 2015