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Red Cross Hospital gets makeover

Red Cross Children's Hospital says low staff morale in its Paediatrics Ward will be a thing of the past.

Red Cross Children's Hospital’s Ward B1 has received a R13 million make-over. Picture: Chanel September/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The Red Cross Children's Hospital said low staff morale in its paediatrics ward will be a thing of the past due to the major multi-million rand makeover.

Ward B1 was upgraded at a cost of R13 million and caters for children younger than two-years-old who have been diagnosed with HIV/AIDs, TB and Pneumonia.

The ward treats 1000 young patients each year.

Head of paediatrics Professor Brian Eley said the upgrade would have a wonderful effect on staff and patients.

"Just having a new facility reorganised and having more light come in to the facility will actually improve and lighten up the environment and improve the staff morale. That is something we really want to achieve with this upgrade."

Nurse Anie Vries welcomed the new changes.

"We've got everything that we've asked for and that is needed in the ward to make our work better. We've got a brand new High Care Ward."