Paediatrics - Red Cross (CV-09)

Clinical visit
Tuesday 4 July 09:30-12:30
Red Cross Hospital (RCH)
USD 20 (also available to purchase for ZAR 280 for residents of South Africa)

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Red Cross War Memorial Childrens Hospital provides specialist tertiary and quaternary care to children from Cape Town, the Western Cape, across South Africa and abroad. The hospital has the only paediatric burns and trauma units in the province. The hospital is a center of excellence for critical care, medicine and surgery encompassing all sub specialties including amongst others, neurosurgery, cardiac surgery, organ transplant, renal dialysis, neurology, haematology and oncology. 
The physiotherapy department covers all areas of the clinical services provided by the hospital for inpatients and out patients. The physiotherapy department manages a large number of children with Cerebral palsy, developmental delay as well as other neurological disorders and syndromes providing them with comprehensive rehabilitation services and is one of the largest providers of specialized wheelchair seating services to children in the Western Cape. 
The physiotherapists are fully integrated into the multidisciplinary team. The physiotherapy department provides undergraduate clinical training to final year physiotherapy students from the 3 local universities as well as various universities abroad. The physiotherapy department in conjunction with the University of Cape Town also provides post graduate diploma training to physiotherapists from across Africa providing them not just with clinical skills but also insight into the functioning and establishment of the multidisciplinary team. 
The visit to the hospital will entail a brief presentation on the functioning of the physiotherapy department within the hospital and the broader provincial and national structures. The group will then be escorted on a tour of the facilities and highlighting the roles the physiotherapists play in the multidisciplinary teams in the various areas.
Programme subject to change