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Children identified through various sources of information, n Source Tertiary referral hospital (RCWMCH) 545 Secondary referral hospital (NSH) 14 Special care centres (n=4) 162 Special schools (n=8) 395 Autism Western Cape (NPO) 27 Vitalaire (FPO) 1 Total 1 138 Table 2.
Sixty-six/127 (52.0%) received oral, intramuscular or intravenous antibiotics prior to admission to RCWMCH. PCV immunisation status could not be determined in 11 cases; 6 children were partially immunised and the remainder were unimmunised.
This study was undertaken at RCWMCH, a tertiary referral hospital dedicated to the care of children up to 13 years of age.
* If there are no medical or psychosocial contraindications to transplantation, we refer the child to WDGMC and/or RCWMCH. If the family has medical insurance, we tend to refer the child to WDGMC because of the greater likelihood of receiving a transplant (either from a deceased donor or LRD).
BCs performed at RCWMCH are processed at the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) microbiology laboratory at Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH).
At the RCWMCH, the triage system includes initial admission to a general trauma ward before referral to specialist units, including the intensive care unit.
They can be divided into 4 phases, in all of which the Department of Paediatric Surgery at the Department of Surgery at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH) initially, and RCWMCH later, have played a leading role as centres for teaching, research and comprehensive patient care for over 70 years.
Research in paediatric anaesthesia at RCWMCH in the management of conjoined twins, (16) and of the burned child, has gained international recognition.
RCWMCH is a public tertiary and secondary level hospital in Cape Town, SA.
We thank the NICD for the surveillance data provided, express gratitude to the laboratory managers of the NHLS Tygerberg Hospital chemistry and NHLS RCWMCH chemistry and haematology laboratories, and are grateful to RCWMCH for permission to conduct the study.
This study therefore aimed: to explore parental satisfaction with family-centred care domains in the PICU of the RCWMCH in Cape Town, SA; to explore parents' experiences of their child's stay in the PICU, and to compare our findings with those described by Latour et al.
 described a retrospective chart review of immersion injuries admitted to Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital (RCWMCH) in Cape Town, SA.
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