Funds needed for children’s ward

A cot in the False Bay Hospital paediatric unit.

With Christmas around the corner, the False Bay Hospital Trust is hoping to raise enough money to expand and upgrade the hospital’s children’s ward.

The project – estimated to cost R2 million – would include facilities for parents to stay with their children during admission and provide a comfortable and appropriate setting for the children.

The trust – a public benefit organisation – was established last year and is based on the model of the Red
Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital Trust.

It works with the False Bay Hospital Association, another fund-raising arm, and raises money for improvements at the hospital.

In August, the trust raised R30 000 for five new cots for the hospital’s paediatric unit (“Help raise funds for hospital,” Echo August 22).

False Bay Hospital Trust fund-raiser Jocelyn Freed said Christmas was the season for giving and the trust wanted to help brighten up Christmas for sick children in the hospital.

“Any amount, big or small, will make a meaningful difference,” she said.

For more information about the project or to make a donation, call Ms Freed at 083 708 2569 or email