Tygerberg Children’s Hospital ICU beds: Tygerberg Children’s Hospital looks after approximately 25,000 children in the outpatients’ department and admits approximately 13,750 babies and children to its wards annually. Of these admissions 1000 babies and children are so severely ill or require such complicated surgery that they need admission to either the paediatric or neonatal intensive care unit.

TCH require 10 paediatric ICU beds, 5 paediatric high care beds and 5 neonatal high care beds. For the Department of Paediatrics to achieve their goal of delivering high standards of care to children from almost exclusively indigent families they will need to raise approximately R5 million. It is conservatively calculated that to activate 1 intensive care bed would cost R500,000. Each bed would need a ventilator, cardiac monitor, infusion pumps, specialised incubators and other specialised equipment.

The Lace Up for Change Crew will be participating in several major sporting events throughout the year which include but are not limited to: The Cape Town Cycle Tour, The Two Oceans Ultra and Half Marathons, Woolworths Triathlon, the Soweto Marathon, with the aim of raising funds towards the purchase of these ICU beds.

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