We’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.