Sunflower Ward Renovation Complete

St Joseph’s Home for Chronically Ill Children (SJH), celebrated another milestone on Friday when the modernised Sunflower ward, was officially blessed. This is the third ward that has now been re-opened since a major R40 million renovation programme started nearly two years ago.

StJosephsHome-Sunflower-Ward-3The renovated Sunflower ward has been designed to accommodate patients between 0 and 18 years who have been referred from State Hospitals to SJH for rehabilitation. Since the rehab pilot project started nearly three years ago, nearly 170 children have benefitted from its rehab services which include physio-, speech-, and occupational therapy. The 14 member staff also include social work and counselling support. Continue reading

Minister Mbombo officially opens two brand new wards at St Joseph’s Home


WesternCapeGovernmentOn Friday Dr Nomafrench Mbombo officially opened two brand new wards at St Joseph’s Home, nicknamed Sweet Basil and Daisy. The upgrade of the care centre is a flagship of the management of St Joseph’s Home. This much needed upgrade was made possible by a generous overseas donation and totals R36 million. It is a complete facelift for the home with its new innovative child- and eco-friendly designs.

This 55 bed addition to the centre includes unique features such as: Continue reading

Decision Inc’s Andrew Espin takes on 4 Deserts for Charity

Andrew Espin, general manager of Decision Inc. in Cape Town, will be competing in the epic Ecuador leg of the 4 Deserts extreme self-supported foot race. Andrew will be undertaking this gruelling race in order to raise awareness and funds for the St Joseph’s Home for Chronically Ill Children.

Andrew EspinThe Racing the Planet event takes place at the end of July and covers six stages translating to roughly 250 kilometres in 7 days. Carrying his own supplies, Andrew will run through mixed terrain, climbing to just under 4 000m. Continue reading