Category Archives: Our People

Update: Red Cross

The six new paediatric ventilators at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital brings the ratio of Intensive Care Unit beds to available ventilators to one-to-one. This means that even if the ICU is full and every child needs a ventilator … Continue reading

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Destination MUNICH!

It’s that time of the year again, and we sent some of our team of healthcare workers to Munich for a repeat of what was a hugely successful skills exchange with the Munich Heart Centre in Germany. Cardiac Anaesthetist, Sylvia … Continue reading

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Caring for the carers

As part of our efforts to ensure that we’re all on top of our game here at WSPHF headquarters, the ladies of the admin office were hosted at a sponsored timeshare in the beautiful Sabie River Sun to collect their … Continue reading

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A word from Tariro Gandiya, our elective student from Scotland

A place where hope is restored, prayers are answered and lives are saved. My medical elective at the Walter Sisulu Paediatric Cardiac Centre for Africa exceeded all expectation and was more than I could have hoped for. I was privileged … Continue reading

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Third Annual Cardiac Congress at the WSPCCA

The WSPCCA hosted its third and, to date, largest annual Cardiac Congress, attracting over 100 of the world’s leading minds in paediatric cardiothoracic medicine. The WSPCCA Cardiac Congress has set the stage as one of South Africa’s only medical congresses … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Recent TV news coverage

Here are some snippets of recent TV news coverage we got from the launch of the Sheikha Al Jalila House for the WSPCCA in celebration of Mama Albertina Sisulu’s 91st Birthday!          

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A word from the CEO

Wow. I just cannot believe how time has flown by. I’ve even seen some Christmas advertising around town and on TV so we’re closer to the festive season than I think many of us realise! Thanks to the generous sponsorship … Continue reading

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Deutschland here we come

We are delighted to announce the commencement of our Skills Exchange Pilot Project between WSPCCA and the German Heart Centre Munich, sponsored by The Vodacom Foundation. Perfusionist, Mr Eddie Zwicky, was our first colleague to attend. He left on 25 … Continue reading

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The impact of corrective surgery

Dr. Kinsley recently visited Bristol in the UK to attend the wedding of Claire Boyton, whose life he saved through open heart surgery 24 years ago. Claire is now a medical doctor herself. This just goes to prove the enormous … Continue reading

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