NEWS

Building for a brighter future: Creating the space for children to heal.

The 1st September 2015, marked the start of the four Phase Upgrade and Expansion of the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital (RCWMCH). Phase one of construction saw the first of the 3 patient units completed. Patients and staff were located in temporary units during construction, but soon […]

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Tazzlin’s story

Patient: Tazzlin Maarman Age: 11 years old Ward: ICU Date: 1 November 2016 Tazzlin is the most wonderful, confident and articulate young girl who lights up a room with her infectious smile. This 11-year-old is a true survivor who has fought through a challenging medical journey, never losing hope or giving up on her positive […]

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“All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.” ―J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

The statue of Peter Pan at the entrance to the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa has a special significance. It was erected by WW1 veteran, Vyvyan and his wife Gwen Watson in remembrance of their son Peter who died of diphtheria in 1923, long before a children’s hospital existed. Vyvyan Watson was […]

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Founded by the people for the people: A future build on the foundation of the past.

2016 was a milestone year for the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital’s (RCWMCH) in Cape Town, South Africa as they celebrated their 60th anniversary. The history of the hospital goes back to the Second World War when a group of South African soldiers of all races resolved that when they returned home they would create a […]

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The RCWMCH is transforming lives all over Africa through it’s training and research initiatives: Professor Wilmshurst, talks to us about how APFP is advancing child health in Africa.

The Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital (RCWMCH) is world renowned for its treatment, research and training programmes and the current upgrade and expansion of it’s Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is playing an important part in the development of expertise in paediatric clinical services throughout Africa. We recently interviewed Professor of Paediatric Neurology at RCWMCH, […]

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How one woman could save thousands of Ghanaian children: Meet Charlyne Kilba, a wife, mother and doctor determined to change the quality of health care for children in Ghana.

I sit and wait in the quiet atmosphere of the top floor of the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital (RCWMCH) for Doctor Charlyne Kilba. Through the open window a flock of birds fly past the backdrop of Table Mountain. All is calm, but below me the hospital is buzzing with doctors, nurses, patients and […]

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The importance of Clinical Technology and vital medical equipment

Clinical technologists are technologically sophisticated staff members who are intimately involved in many aspects of healthcare, they are instrumental in bridging the gap between clinicians and engineers. They don’t work directly with patients, but with the technology used to support patient care. Clinical Technologists are capable of applying their knowledge to assist in the diagnosis, treatment […]

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PICU Upgrade and expansion: Interview with nurse Shaheeda Juel

Nurse, Shaheeda Juel talks construction, patient care and the importance of isolation units with Quercus Foundation during our recent visit to the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital (RCWMCH) in Cape Town, South Africa. Juel is a professional nurse in their Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). On becoming a nurse I always had a love […]

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PICU Upgrade and expansion: Project overview 2016

The four phase upgrade and extension of the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital (RCWMCH) in Cape Town, South Africa is well underway. The Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town is one of the leading children’s hospitals in the world and the largest stand-alone paediatric […]

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