WSPCCA partners with Red Cross Children’s hospital

clip_image002We’re very excited to announce that we’ve
commenced a partnership with the Red Cross
Children’s Hospital in Cape Town, which will help to improve the hospital’s capacity to
accommodate more children from across the Cape.

The surgical and support team at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital is unbelievably skilled and very well equipped, thanks to the wonderful work that The Children’s Hospital Trust does. Their only requirement is overtime nursing staff, and that’s something we can help them out with.

As part of the agreement, the WSPCCA will
provide the necessary funds to pay for nursing staff. We’ve been provided with a dedicated “WSPCCA” bed in the Red Cross Children Hospital’s ICU, bringing the number of ICU beds at the hospital up to 23.

The WSPCCA has also pledged to include staff from the Red Cross Children’s Hospital in collaborative development programmes, seminars and skills exchange programmes.

The Vodacom Foundation has also very generously donated R1 million to fund the surgery of 100 children at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital.

It’s very exciting for us, our children and our teams and we’d like to thank Vodacom, and head of paediatric cardiac surgery, John Hewitson and his team at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital with their enthusiasm for the project.

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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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