The Red Cross Children’s Hospital has a newly upgraded and world-class 24-hour Emergency Centre that will ensure that young people get the services they need when they need them.
The Hospital’s Emergency Centre serves 45,000 children a year and 53% of the little patients are under the age of five while 25% are under one. Most of these patients also come from impoverished communities and rely on governmental hospitalisation.
According to Western Cape Premier Alan Winde, the project which has been three years in the making has been made possible thanks to the dedicated staff at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital, the many other generous donors who contributed towards this initiative, and the Western Cape Government.
“Children are the most important members of our society, which is why ensuring their health and wellbeing must be our top priority,” Winde said.