Category Archives: Updates

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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Update: baby Muhammed Backus

We recieved this wonderful e-mail from a mommy who’s boy recently underwent surgery at the Foundation.  Such wonderful news! Dearest Lynda I, Mrs. Backus, hope this email reaches you in the best of health. I hope your year has begun … Continue reading

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A word from the CEO

As another exciting year comes to an end, we’re celebrating milestones galore! With 50 babies at Netcare Sunninghill, five at Netcare Christiaan Barnard and 36 at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital having been operated on this year, we’re thrilled … Continue reading

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A word from the CEO

We have literally hit the ground running this quarter with so much activity and news, I hardly know where to begin! As you’ll see, this newsletter is packed with fantastic news about new partnerships, events, celebrations, our kids, and celebs … Continue reading

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Africa update

Here is a quick update on our progress in reaching patients from all over Africa. SA is by far the biggest, but we’re hoping that with our skills and development initiatives, we can soon see regional cardiac “hubs” being set … Continue reading

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A word from the CEO

Viva Bafana and all the other teams that have congregated within South Africa for this historic World Cup! I have never experienced anything like the soccer fever here in Johannesburg—it’s totally palpable! We have had a really great quarter here … Continue reading

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A word from the CEO

There’s so much that has been going on recently, it feels as though 2010 was in full swing before the year even started! But it’s been a fantastic, fast-paced start to the year with many unit tours, photo shoots, events … Continue reading

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A word from the CEO

We have come to the end of another WSPCCA year and what a year it has been! Despite the financial crisis, we still managed to sustain and meet our primary goal of service delivery and patient care. Our second goal … Continue reading

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A word from the CEO

To say we’re on a roll this year would be quite an understatement. You’ll see from the Blog and our quarterly newsletter that we’ve been very busy with our fund raising efforts, events, and our partners and sponsors have been … Continue reading

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A word from the CEO

What an unbelievable year we’ve had here at the WSPCCA!  We’ve saved a record number of children, we’ve been visited by royalty, we’ve won all sorts of awards and we’ve also almost doubled the number of partners that we have … Continue reading

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