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Paediatric Service

New Somerset Hospital

shNew Somerset Hospital is a 330-bed general hospital that drains the Western sub-district of the Cape Metropolitan district. It is also the Level 2 hospital for the Saldanha sub-district of the West Coast district (District Hospital – Vredenburg Hospital). The paediatric services provide Level 2 services for a under 12 childhood population of approximately 100000 in these areas.

As part of a UCT-affiliated hospital, the paediatric department undertakes both undergraduate teaching (4th, 5th and 6th years) and postgraduate teaching (4 paediatric registrars).

In-patient Services
General Paediatrics: Barkly, Ebden and Lady Loch wards (39 beds)
Level 2 Neonatalogy with NICU and High Care Wards and Kangaroo Mother Care beds (42 beds)
Paediatric Surgery: General and ENT, 2 lists a week (Ebden Ward)

Out-patient Services
General Paediatric Outpatients twice a week
Paediatric HIV and Infectious Diseases twice a week
Neonatal High Risk Clinic twice a month

Staff
Contact Details 
New Somerset Hospital - 021 402 6911
Secretary: Ms Berenice Finch - 021-402 6464
Professor Tony Westwood - Anthony.Westwood@westerncape.gov.za
Dr. Louise Cooke - louise.cooke@uct.ac.za
Dr. Kirsten Reichmuth - kirsten.reichmuth@uct.ac.za    
Dr. Mark Richards - mark.richards@uct.ac.za
Dr Dave Le-Roux - dave.leroux@uct.ac.za

Clinical Services


Clinical services provided off-site/Outreach sites:
Wesfleur Hospital, Atlantis (twice monthly Paediatric Referral Clinic)
Vredenburg Hospital (monthly Paediatric Referral Clinic)
Vanguard Community Health Clinic (weekly Paediatric Referral Clinic)
Langa Clinic (HIV referral clinic)

Research


MMed project supervision of rotating registrars

Fundraising
New Somerset Hospital Board