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23 June 2011

Children's hospital opens surgical skills training centre

The new Surgical Skills Training Centre at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital is the first in sub-Saharan Africa to offer training in paediatric Endoscopic Surgery.

The new Surgical Skills Training Centre at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital which officially opened on Wednesday, 22 June 2011, is the first of its kind in sub-Saharan Africa to offer training in paediatric Endoscopic Surgery.

The benefits of having minimally invasive surgery are less operative pain and infection risk, a shorter hospital stay and faster recovery with less scarring. Karl Storz Endoscopy, German manufacturers of endoscopic equipment, has donated millions of Rands in equipment needed for this new facility, which houses one master station and eight training stations in the University of Cape Town's Institute of Child Health building, based at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital.

 
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