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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.
 

News

Friday, 17 November 2017
Congratulations

Congratulations to Assoc Prof Alan Davidson on his election as President of the College of Paediatricians of South Africa. Prof Zar wished him much success in this leadership role through his tenure.

Publication Date:
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 03:15
Congratulations

Congratulations to Niki van Niekerk for winning the Western Cape Premier’s Service Excellence Award (gold)  in the Individual innovator category. The award was announced at a gala occasion on the evening of Monday 28th August 2017.

This was awarded for her implementation of a pre-discharge newborn oxygen saturation screening programme at Mowbray Maternity Hospital (MMH). This was the first public service hospital in the country to have implemented this programme.

Oxygen saturation screening is designed for early detection of critical congenital heart disease. (and also picks up other serious though treatable conditions such as early neonatal sepsis, pneumonia or persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn).

The screening has been rolled out in well-resourced countries across the globe, and in the private sector in South Africa. MMH has in excess of 800 deliveries per month. Thus it is a moderately resourced busy maternity service. The implementation followed a feasibility study of 1000 newborns in the postnatal wards at MMH.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 14:15
Congratulations

Congratulations to Dr Alvin Ndondo and Alan Davidson who have been elected to the Council of Paediatricians of SA.  We are very pleased that training and professional matters will benefit from such outstanding leadership and wish them much success for their term.

Publication Date:
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 14:00
Congratulations

Congratulations to Associate Professor Mignon McCulloch who was elected President-Elect of the International Paediatric Transplant Association at their congress in Spain.  This is the first time that someone from Africa has the honour of being President Elect and is a wonderful reflection of Mignon's standing in the international community and her contribution to paediatric transplantation. 

Publication Date:
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 11:00

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