New unit for hospital

The Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital now has its own neonatal high care unit.

The unit was officially opened on Wednesday 1 August.

The establishment of this first-of-its-kind neonatal high care unit was made possible through funds raised by the Children’s Hospital Trust.

Andrea Sasman, spokesperson of the Children’s Hospital Trust, says the trust, together with the provincial department of health, are very grateful to all donors who have been “incredibly supportive” by contributing to the establishment of this much-needed facility.

She says this new unit provides space and required equipment that meets global standards, including a comfortable space for the family and the patient to be together while in hospital.

Matodzi Mukosi, CEO of the Red Cross Hospital, welcomed the opening­.

“The neonatal high care beds in our new paediatric intensive care unit will improve access to critical care for small babies who require highly specialised care.”