Another message from a past patient.

Dear Maitland Cottage.

I a m Mr Themba Dlepu ,I have been looking this beautiful for  Maitland Cottage hospital  32 years ago, I was a patient at Maitland Cottage hospital, being in and out from Red Cross Hospital to Groote Schuur Hospital for X-tray and some test  with a Polio on both my  knees.

It was 1986, of which I made it through a couple of months at this hospital that became my home. I am 49 years old today.i only got hold of your website today I was very excited  just to see This name

I am now a family man working at Pollsmoor Prison running educational programmes  i could not have  made thus far if it  was not  guys especial doctors of the Hospital. There are many parents with children that need Hospital like this to refer their children to, but I could not know where you are or thought this Hospital has been closed.

I want to say thank you, thank you to every staff member of this amazing place, for doing such great work for me and kids all over the country.

I would love to come visit there one day, because this place is very important to my life story.

I hope you will be able to read this message and pass it on. Let the light of life continue to shine and work through every staff member and child that is in this amazing place.

May the Almighty God bless you.

Thank You

Dlepu Themba

A message from a past patient.

Thank you Tashwill America #tashwillamerica for this beautiful tribute to Maitland Cottage Hospital

Dear Maitland Cottage.

21 years ago, I was a patient at Maitland Cottage hospital, being transferred from Red Cross Hospital with a severe knee injury.

It was 1997, of which I made it through a couple of months at this hospital that became my home. I am 29 years old today, and it took me this long to get hold of you guys.

I want to say thank you to every staff member of this amazing place, for doing such great work for the kids.

Though many aren’t there no more that took care of me when I was there at the age of 7 in the year 1997. Maitland Cottage will always and still do have a very special place in my life, because a very important part of my childhood I brought through that place where I made friends and family.

I salute all of you, though I don’t remember the staff. Or the staff that is there now. May God bless you and the kids that is there.

I would love to come visit there one day, because this place is a very important part of my life story.

I hope you will be able to read this message and pass it on. Let the light of life continue to shine and work through every staff member and child that is in this amazing place.

Thank You
Tashwill America

New wheelchairs from WIZO

We are so blessed to have received 4 funky new wheelchairs from WIZO at an official handover last Wednesday. Our sincere thanks to you all at WIZO, the work you do is absolutely wonderful, thank you for choosing our hospital as one of your recipients.

Wheelchairs of Hope project is an example of Israel’s contribution to the world and tikun Olam. Thank you so much Myra Kamowitz for organizing.

Farewell to long-serving Employees

 

It was a mix of emotions as we said farewell to 3 of our long serving people.

Sonia de Long has been with us for 19 years, as the front face of out hospital Sonia we will miss your beautiful smile, your generosity of spirit, your gentle nature and your willingness to do anything you were asked, always with such graciousness.

Nurse B, your infectious smile , compassion and loyalty to this hospital for 38 years, is incredibly special to us all. all the children that came through our hospital truly loved you for your gentleness and love you have always shown each child. This has been your home away from home for the past 38 years. It is a wrench for you and all your friends here

Aunty Bettie, 5 years with us, cooking and serving tasty and balanced meals for our children. Always cheerful and smiling, a real part of our children’s lives, giving them love care and attention. Making sure the children gave thanks for their food before eating. You will be missed by all.

Go well ladies and enjoy every moment of your well deserved retirement .

New Operating Table for MCH

New Operating Table for MCH

Our brand new Theatre Table was delivered to Maitland Cottage Hospital last Friday.It was a momentous event at the Hospital, and the excitement spilled from Theatre over into the rest of the Hospital The old Table had become, was unsuitable for elective procedures.

 This Operating Table will align Maitland Cottage Hospital with what is current and standard at Red Cross Children’s Hospital. It will not only be safe, but will also allow us to move on efficiently to deal with elective operations.

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Club Foot Clinic

Club Foot Clinic

Did you know that at Maitland Cottage we run the largest Club Foot Clinic in Cape Town?

Every Friday Dr Stewart Dix-Peek and his team of surgeons, Orthopaedic Registrars, UCT Physio students and Orthotists attend to approximately 30 babies and toddlers. The Ponseti Method is used to treat the little patients feet

The Ponseti method is the most widely used technique in North America and throughout the world  which uses gentle stretching and casting to gradually correct the deformity. It is a manipulative technique that corrects congenital clubfoot without invasive surgery.