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As the first stand-alone specialist hospital in southern Africa dedicated entirely to children, the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital has a long list of successes and milestones within paediatric healthcare on the African continent:
1980sThe first tracheostomy and ventilation home care programme in South Africa was developed, enabling children with respiratory problems to be cared for at home
1990sThe first paediatric heart transplant in South Africa The first combined liver and kidney transplant on a child in South Africa
2000sA new state-of the-art Operating Theatre Complex was built, comprising eight fully equipped specialised operating theatres of which three are fully digitalised
2010sThe upgrade of the only specialised paediatric Burns Unit within a dedicated children’s hospital in Africa, with modernised facilities on par with the ICU level of critical care and international standards
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