A dream to create world class child friendly spaces for vulnerable children becomes a reality!

On March 8, St Joseph’s celebrated the completion and renovations which has “given an old lady a complete face lift” and transformed more “traditional” hospital into an eco-friendly space of light, warmth and healing.  

To mark the day’s festivities, a special commissioned sculpture (Mother and Child) by well- known sculptor, Toby Megaw and a mural by Michelle MacLeod, were also be unveiled. Dr Keith Cloete- Deputy Director General: Chief of Operations for Western Cape Government Health, left- was the guest speaker.

After a period of nearly three years, the facility (which is a vital link between the acute hospitals and home) has now completed all its renovations. This includes the modernization of five wards, a state of the art rehabilitation hub, the upgrade of the nurses’ home and staff dining room, upgrade of the parents’ accommodation from 5 to 20 visitors, various offices and interlinking open spaces. Landscaping of the ward gardens and certain outside areas were also done.

This R46 million project, ring fenced for the hospital and for the benefit its patients, was made     possible through a generous overseas donation.