Plaque certifies hospital

2018-12-18 06:01
Admiring the plaque are, back from left, Vuyo Nkonzombi and Professor Jo Wilmshurst. Front: Abigail Hayley; Mogammad Small, Win van der Berg, and an unidentified mother and her son.

Admiring the plaque are, back from left, Vuyo Nkonzombi and Professor Jo Wilmshurst. Front: Abigail Hayley; Mogammad Small, Win van der Berg, and an unidentified mother and her son.

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A plaque which confirms Red Cross Memorial Hospital as a certified Duchenne Care Centre was officially unveiled on Tuesday 11 December.

It was handed over by the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation working with the Parent Project.

This makes the hospital the first service outside the United States of America to be certified as a Duchenne Care Centre.

According to a statement, the neuromuscular service, based at the hospital applied for certification as a Duchenne Care Centre from Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy in 2016 and it was approved last year.

Professor Jo Wilmshurst, the head of neurology at the hospital, says this certification confirms that the best Duchenne-specific patient care and management is provided to affected children at their centre.

Wilmshurst says the centre now has a responsibility to ensure that this level of care is maintained to retain the accreditation.

“This care is in agreement with international standards, therefore reducing discrepancies in care.

“We are dedicated to ensuring the neuromuscular service, among our other services, continues ensuring world-quality care to patients and maintaining its certification,” adds Dr Matodzi Mukosi, chief executive officer of the Red Cross Children’s Hospital.

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