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Children’s hospital designed by children

15 February 2017

The Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital (NMCH) in Johannesburg South Africa has taken every care to make sure that sick children have access to the best medical treatment possible. So much so that children were asked to be part of the design process.

In collaboration with SICKKIDS Canada, the largest paediatric academic health sciences centre in Canada, the NMCH seeks to become a leading research and development facility on the African continent.

Photo: (l-r) Leonard Nolasco, Project Manager, Cathy Seguin, Vice-President, International Affairs for Sickkids, Nana Magomola, Deputy Chair NMCH Trust, Sibongile Mkhabela, CEO of the NMCH Trust and Sandra McCardell, Canadian High Commissioner to South Africa

Our mission is to improve the health of children by providing the best in family centred care, achieving ground breaking scientific and clinical advancements and training the next generation of experts in child health, said Cathy Seguin, Vice-President, International Affairs for Sickkids. Founded in 1875 and affiliated with the University of Toronto, the institute has pioneered scientific and clinical advancements that have helped children around the globe.

 

Nelson Mandela said ‘There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.’  The NMCH is the realization of Madiba’s dream says Sibongile Mkhabela, CEO of the NMCH Trust, “no one will be turned away” from the state of the art medical facility.

Officially opening in June 2017 the hospital will provide world class healthcare using the latest cutting edge technology to treat children most in need, in an environment conducive to their needs.

Canadian High Commissioner to South Africa, Sandra McCardell announced that the Government of Canada is supporting the partnership through a contribution of ZAR 25 million (C$2.5million). She said Canada is proud to be part of Madiba’s dream.

 

A tour of the 200 bed hospital by Acting CEO Joe Seoloane and COO Burton Shinners pointed out the high tech medical equipment and theatres that will provide treatments in Cardiology, Oncology, Pulmonology, Neurosciences and General Paediatric surgical services.

 

 

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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