Our 175-bed facility provides multidisciplinary care for children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions like Cerebral Palsy, infectious diseases, traumatic brain injury, neurology and oncology.

From admission, to the day the child leaves, a patient- and family-centred approach is adopted. Patients are screened and evaluated to identify the necessary interventions required. An individual care and treatment plan is then formulated. The child is continuously assessed to monitor improvement and the need for further therapy and/or an adapted care plan.

Caregiver/parent involvement is viewed as an essential part of the rehabilitation process to facilitate the child’s recovery and reintegration both into the home and society. Prior to the child being discharged parents are trained to care for the child. This training ensures both the child and family are equipped to cope with the changes as a result of the injury/impairment.

The Journey of a Child

Nursing & Patient Welfare

Paediatric Rehabilitation Therapy

Psycho-social Support



Patient referrals come from hospitals and healthcare providers across the Cape Metropole.

Screening & Admission

The clinical team screens the child to assess eligibility and whether the necessary resources are available to provide the best possible care. Each child is settled, orientated and made to feel at home by the child and youth care workers, together with the social work and nursing teams.

Assessment & Holistic Care Plan

Using a child-centred care model, the multi-disciplinary clinical team (nurse, therapeutic team and a medical officer) assesses the child’s needs, and together with the primary caregiver, develop a bespoke, holistic care plan. Where possible, the child is included in the process.


• Specialised Nursing • Therapy • Occupational therapy • Physiotherapy • Speech therapy • Dietetics • Psycho-social support • Child and youth care workers • Education

Progress Review & Re-assessment

Ongoing progress and re-assessment takes place throughout the child’s journey. This involves case discussions, care pathways and networking with external partners and referral hospitals to ensure the continuation of care and the best outcome for the child.


The goal is for the child to be successfully integrated back into their home life. Discharge planning starts at admission and involves preparing the child and caregivers.