Department of Paediatrics & Child Health
Service Delivery - Subspecialist Paediatrics
The combined Paediatric Cardiology Service has been functioning for 2.5 years. At this time, the activities of the service have been divided between Tygerberg Children's Hospital and the Red Cross Children's hospital. At the Tygerberg Children's Hospital a full consultative service is offered. Children requiring catheterisation and surgery are moved to the Red Cross unit. The beds at the Tygerberg Children's Hospital are used for post-operative recuperation and 'medical cardiology' such as those patients with acute rheumatic fever, for example. Our beds are divided between G3 and G10.