First Patient moved into New ICU
The Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, the largest ICU for children in Africa is currently being upgraded and expanded from a 22-bed to 39-bed facility.
Child rights and Child Law
Using child rights to enhance health care practice...
ICU R10 million raised
The Red Cross Children’s Hospital has the largest ICU for children in Africa, but the demands on this unit are higher than their capacity to deliver. R10 million was fundraised to build a bigger & better ICU.
The New Paediatricians
Successful Red Cross FCP candidates after their graduation. Red Cross Hospital registrars continue their remarkable record of 100% pass rate in the clinical exams. From left to right: Shenaaz Akhalwaya, Kim Price Phindi Mteshana, Cecilia Makiwane...
The Road to Health Campaign
An initiative by the School of Child and Adolescent Advocacy Committee to put doctors, nurses and children back on the road to health.


Sunday, 23 October 2016

Dr Shrish Budree has been awarded the Hamilton Naki scholarship to undertake work on the role of the intestinal microbiome in childhood pneumonia in the Drakenstein child health study. He will be doing this work as part of his PhD and in collaboration with Ramnik Xavier's lab at the Broad Institute, Boston and our own microbiology and Drakenstein teams at the Red Cross Children's Hospital. The Department wishes him much success with this exciting work.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 14:30

The Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital is the largest ICU for children in Africa. This 22-bed facility is a remarkable life-saving unit providing emergency care for critically ill or injured children, mostly from within the Western Cape, but also from areas further afield such as the Eastern Cape and other African countries.

Publication Date:
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 13:30

Prof Heather Zar (Director in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health) thanked all members in the Department who contributed to the very successful GP Refresher course which was held on 30 July.  A special thanks was issued to the organising committee, Dr James Nuttall, Dr Shirani Naidoo and Dr Kirsty Donald for all their work in ensuring the excellent paediatric update for GP's.

Publication Date:
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 10:15

A celebratory lunch was hosted on the 2nd June to celebrate the successful trainees in the recent College exams and graduating masters and doctoral students as well as to celebrate the contribution of Dr Sandy Pienaar who is retiring.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 14:30