Life is about possibilities
In more than eight decades, St Joseph’s has given over 23 000 medically fragile children a second chance at childhood. We believe that no child should be left behind because of the circumstances they were born into or their need for ongoing medical care, rehabilitation and psycho-social support after being discharged from hospital.
In the Western Cape, with a population of 6,2 million, there is only one institution that provides intermediate facility-based care for children with chronic or life-limiting conditions.
Located in Montana, Cape Town, St Joseph’s is a non-profit paediatric intermediate care facility providing post-acute palliative, restorative, rehabilitation and respite care. We serve severely vulnerable communities and act as a bridge between acute care in hospital and the patient going home.
The 175-bed facility offers the infrastructure, expertise, compassion, support and care to holistically treat and rehabilitate children through a multidisciplinary approach of 24-hour nursing care and rehabilitation.