24 hours a day, 365 days a year and 20 000 patients later….
The scope and need for care is immense and we have permanent rotations for Registrars and Consultants working through Paediatric Sub-Specialities:
- General Paediatric Surgery
- Neonatal Surgery
This ward is open to all infants and children aged between birth and 16 years of age.
The Paediatric Reality
This is a 365 day a year, 24 hour a day department. Essentially divided into 3 separate units, namely Burns, Neonates and General Paediatric Surgery, The Chris Hani Baragwanath Paediatric Surgery Department will on average:
- Admit 140 children per month
- Perform 200 surgeries per month
- Consult 800 child and infant outpatients per month
24 hour emergency service
In addition to core elective work, the service deals with numerous emergencies, including:
- Burns (approx 200 – 300 per anum)
- Congenital and acquired Neonatal emergencies
- General Paediatric Surgical emergencies
There is a dedicated Neonatal ward, consisting of six high-care beds, as well as a newly donated Neonatal Surgical ICU. This unit works in conjunction with the formal Neonatal ICU, and has access to a dedicated theatre with 3 elective lists per week, and 24 hour a day emergency access.
6 ICU beds in conjunction Paediatrics ICU. 24 ward beds. 2 dedicated lists per week and access to dedicated theatre.
3 elective lists in state of the art endoscopic theatre. 10 bedded admission ward, 24 bed general ward, and access 8 bedded PICU, run by Paediatric Intensivists.
Contact Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital
Paediatric Surgery Outpatients Department: 011 933 8431
Ward 32 (General Ward): 011 933 8232
Neonatal Theatre/Ward: 011 933 8195
R68 Old Potchefstroom Road
General Paediatric Surgical Theatre is in the JD Allen Theatre complex.
Neonatal Theatre is in the Maternity Complex