Description: Children's Wing Hospital Keywords: Children's Wing UFS project donations CIS

Project Coordinator


Tertia de Bruin
T: +27 51 401 7457
C: +27 82 808 6099
E: debruintr@ufs.ac.za

 

Information on project

 

The Children's Wing Project

Thanks to the successful Beds of Hope Campaign in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, the UFS has good facilities for critical care of neo-natal babies, but there is an urgent need for dedicated facilities to ensure proper healthcare for infants and children. To this end, the university plans to build a dedicated Paediatrics Wing or Hospital adjacent to the existing Universitas Hospital, which forms part of the School of Medicine at the UFS. While being adapted to the special needs of children and infants, the dedicated Children’s Wing will make use of existing facilities and expertise at Universitas Hospital. The budget for the project is R900 million, but initially the project will focus on acquiring equipment of R17,5 million for the Children’s Wing. The equipment will be temporarily housed within the existing hospital.