CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation – Port Elizabeth

CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation – the name is an acronym for Childrens’ Haematology Oncology Clinics, and is member of the International Confederation of Childhood Cancer Parent Organisations.

CHOC-Childhood-Cancer-Foundation-SA-banner-400x155Our aim is to contribute to the well-being of children with cancer and life-threatening blood disorders, and their families. CHOC Countrywide have Houses and/or Lodges which have been kindly sponsored in order to provide the families and the children with a home away from home for the duration of their treatment and any follow-up treatment.

The CHOC Lodge at the Dora Nginza Hospital, Port Elizabeth is conveniently situated adjacent to our administration office and is managed by a Lodge Manager, providing free accommodation with three meals per day for the parents whilst their child is in the Oncology Ward or Clinic receiving their treatment, 7 days a week, 12 months of the year. If treatment for the child is on each alternate day, then the child stays at the lodge with the parent or the legal guardian.

With this in mind and to totally support the families and their children, we provide the parents and the children with all their toiletries e.g. toothpaste and toothbrush (adults & children), toilet soap, powder, aqueous cream, for the duration of their stay, thus ensuring good hygiene and a healthy and clean living environment.

Furthermore, we provide funding for transport for each child’s treatment on a return trip basis to ensure that the child returns to complete the course of their relevant treatment programme – covering an area from George to Queenstown, Grahamstown, Alexandria (Eastern Cape), Kenton-on-Sea and many more outlying towns.

From January 2015, we will have a full time Social Worker in the employ of CHOC Port Elizabeth and based at the Paediatric Oncology Ward on a full time basis to further enhance the assistance and support of CHOC in “keeping more than hope alive” for the parents and children.

Contact details:

Marcelle Thompson
Branch Manager – Port Elizabeth
CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation “Keeping more than Hope Alive”
2nd Floor, Building K, Dora Nginza Hospital, 3 Spondo Road, Zwide, Port Elizabeth 6201
Tel: 086 111 2110 / 041 464 0005
Fax: 041 459 1102
Cell: 082 877 9992

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