Skills exchange update

We’re very proud to say that we’re realising our objectives of skills development and training here at the WSPCCA, which has been made evident in this year’s very successful skills exchange that is on the go between ourselves and the German Heart Hospital in Munich.

Three more members of our staff went over to join two of our nurses, Vicky and Thereze, in Germany and take part in the skills exchange—making it a total of six staff in the programme.

Surgeon Greg Martin, Anaesthetist Andrew Tresling, and Cardiologist Janine Mears went over and the institute’s Dr Schreiber assures us that they are all behaving themselves and contributing positively to the skills echange programme.

They’ve all returned positively brimming with shared knowledge and ready to face whatever challenges they face in 2010!

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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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