Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Wednesday- Gender - The Friends Of The Children Hospital Association!!

We were also joined in studio by Mr David Stephens the director at The Friends Of The Children Hospital Association. We needed more background on (FOCHA).

The Friends of the Children’s Hospital Association is a non-profit organisation registered with the Department of Social Development and has been a support organisation to the Red Cross Children’s Hospital since 1978.

The Friends Of The Children (FOCHA) were implemented to give parents who sit at the bedside of their children an opportunity to further their knowledge surrounding various health care issues facing their children and their families. Surveys were conducted by the Family Support Team, in the various wards in which parents were asked which social, healthcare and familial issues they were interested in learning about.
 ‘There is no doubt that the severing of a child from his/her home and family during hospitalization is a traumatic experience, not only for the child, but also for his family. Our Association’s foremost aim is to put the needs of the child first’, Dr Marius Barnard, first patron and founding member of the Friends who together with a group of dedicated women established this volunteer support organization in 1978. We are thus committed to providing amenities, assistance, benefits, comfort and love for the hospitalized children attending the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s hospital. Our contribution to the purchase of equipment for all areas of the hospital is therefore a role we willingly fulfill. 

If you would like to contribute you more than welcome to do so by first visiting their website or simply call 021 658 5243

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