WSPCCA Nurses attend cardiac congress

Medtronic Foundation USA made a $15,000 grant towards the WSPCCA’s second objective of training and development.  Part of this grant was used to sponsor 10 of its paediatric cardio-thoracic nurses to go to this year’s annual SA Cardiac Congress.  Another nurse received sponsorship from the Paediatric Cardiac Society of SA.

As Part of the WSPCCA’s ongoing efforts to promote the continual training and development of its nursing staff, this is seen as a critical item in their agendas—to get up to speed with all the latest and most innovative methods of medical care in the world. Huge thanks go to Mike Howe-Ely, country manager for Medtronic in SA for making this happen!


About The WSPCF

The Walter Sisulu Paediatric Cardiac Foundation (WSPCF) is a philanthropic paediatric cardiac foundation for Africa, focussing on delivering life-saving surgery for underprivileged children with congenital heart disorders from across Africa. It also aims to develop diagnostic and treatment skills amongst Africa’s medical fraternity and conducts critical research into paediatric cardiac healthcare. The cardiac surgery or intervention is undertaken at the Walter Sisulu Paediatric Cardiac Centre for Africa situated in Netcare Sunninghill Hospital in Johannesburg, , as well as at Cape Town’s Netcare Christian Barnard Memorial and Red Cross Children’s Hospitals. The WSPCF was founded by Dr. Robin Kinsley in 2003, and was established as a living legacy to the late Walter Sisulu and his widow, Albertina, both of whom dedicated their lives to helping children in need.
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