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Today, the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital (NMCH) marked another historic moment as it celebrated one year after the admission of its first patients. “To everyone who made a donation towards the cause, thank you, it is because of you that our children’s future is bright!” – Baby Philile’s Mom Meet some of our first patients in the video below: 
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On June 21 2018, The Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital (NMCH) marked another historic moment as it celebrated one year after the admission of its first patients. Over a thousand children were treated by doctors and medical staff at the state of the art facility over the year, a milestone which coincides with the Nelson Mandela Centenary celebrations. The 200-bed facility, a legacy project of Nelson Mandela, serves as a specialist referral paediatric healthcare facility and
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In honour of International Nurses Day, we had a chat with our Director of Nursing, Jayson Gopiechand, to share a few notes on his career and his approach to nursing at NMCH. How long have you been an expert in your field? “I qualified as a Professional Nurse in 2005 and was privileged to specialize in the field of Neonatology in 2007.  Since then I have held various managerial positions in the healthcare industry. In
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Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund and the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital Trust celebrate the extraordinary achievement of our CEO, Ms Sibongile Mkhabela, who was awarded the National Order of Luthuli: Silver by President Cyril Ramaphosa. The National Order honours her excellent contribution to the well-being of the nation’s children and her efforts in the fight for democracy and recognises her formidable leadership of the Fund for the last seventeen years, and the Trust over the last
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In honour of the start of construction of what is now an impressive hospital building in Parktown, Johannesburg, we asked a few members of our staff to give us their memories on the road that lead to the construction and completion of Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital. Meet Pat Van Der Merwe (PvdM), NMCH Trust Manager and a key individual in the planning and processes of NMCH; Ncedi Stemela (NS), Programme Manager: National Skills Fund Grant;
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The boards of trustees of Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital Trust and Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital join South Africa and the world in mourning the loss of Ms Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. Mama Winnie, we celebrate you as one of the women who stood when no one else would. As a woman, your struggle was as hard and as complex as that of many women across the country. We particularly remember you as a
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