Red Cross gets an upgrade to better fight cancer

2019-08-27 06:00
The upgraded oncology-haematology unit at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital provides a safer environment, added comfort and privacy to patients. PHOTO:

The upgraded oncology-haematology unit at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital provides a safer environment, added comfort and privacy to patients. PHOTO:

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The Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital will celebrate the official opening of its upgraded oncology-haematology unit on Thursday 29 August. The upgrade and expansion provide a safer environment, added comfort and privacy for the 2 000 children admitted and 5 000 outpatient visitors. Established in 1967, the unit provides the only fully functioning children’s stem cell transplant service for indigent patients in Sub-Saharan Africa. The unit has a survival rate of 73% which compares favourably to those achieved by better-resourced units in high-income countries.

V For more information visit www.childrenshospitaltrust.org.za.

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