One hundred Western Cape children are to receive life-saving heart surgery and a new lease on life, thanks to a partnership between the WSPCF, Vodacom, and the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital.
Through the partnership, the WSPCF is providing the necessary funds to pay additional nursing staff for a dedicated paediatric cardiac bed in the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU). This will allow the hospital to accommodate an increased number of paediatric cardiac patients.
A total of 30 children have already had their surgery, with approximately 70 more operations to follow over the coming months. These operations are only made possible due to a generous R1m donation to the WSPCF from Vodacom.