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

Celebrating 80 years of health and wellness for vulnerable children

For 80 years, St Joseph’s Home (SJH) for Chronically Ill Children has cared for orphaned and vulnerable children from all races. Against a background of political turmoil and poverty, the facility has survived, defied Apartheid and touched the lives of more than 21 000 children.  

On 22 September (11:00) this landmark achievement was celebrated with a special Mass at St Joseph’s (which incidentally followed one day after International Peace Day). The Mass was conducted by Archbishop Stephen Brislin and more than 200 special candles, sponsored by SPAR Western Cape’s CSI  were lit to celebrate the healing of children. Sisters from the Pallottine Order from Rome and Germany  also attended while Mayco member, Suzette Little, conveyed good wishes from the City.

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