Thank you, with your help, we have raised R99,553,554 and have now built a Paediatric ICU that can help thousands of children in need of intensive medical care every year.
Having a child in ICU is an overwhelmingly frightening experience for any family. Creating the most conducive environment, to the highest possible global standards, is therefore of paramount importance. The Intensive Care Unit was officially handed over for construction in September 2015.
The new Paediatric ICU upgrade and expansion has increased beds in the ICU from 22 to 39, including a 10-bed High Care Unit for neonatal patients and the establishment of 8 isolation cubicles for patients with infectious diseases.
It was agreed that the building would be phased to ensure patient units would be opened before completion. In August 2016, a year after construction began, patients were moved into the first completed patient unit, the C1 ICU Medical Unit. The full construction was completed in October 2017 taking 25 months to fully complete. Patients moved into the second patient unit, C3 ICU Surgical Unit during the first week of November along with the rest of the medical team and researchers moving into their new spaces on the D Floor.