Awareness Talks (Adults)

MCHCT understands that there is a need for the families and friends of a diagnosed family to gain insight into how they may support them better. It is our experience that the family will seldom know or realise what they need until they needed it yesterday at which time it’s difficult to think of which to contact to help you. We offer this talk as a proactive approach to family or friends who would like to take an active role in the support of their family.  Benefits: Family and friends a...
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School Awareness Days

  MCHCT families have shared the issues their children face when being healthy enough to attend school again. Through this initiative we not only wish to help make that experience less traumatic but rather we seek to: Educate children about things that happen to children. Encourage children to speak up about things they feel or see about their bodies that concern them. Empower children with the skills needed to support their peers and family members diagnosed with cancer. B...
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Groceries/electricity/airtime/transport costs

Any family that we have personally met and have a relationship with in #cancerville may from time to time request assistance with any one of these needs. We are able to assist depending on our financial situations and in-kind donations received. MCHCT recognizes that diagnosed families who are already battling financially due to their economic climate will face even harsher times as a result of the diagnosis. We also know that although treatment in most cases are subsidized at government hospit...
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Meals

MCHCT provides 15 home cooked nutritious meals to inpatient caregivers at Red Cross.  Why this service? Children are accompanied by their primary caregiver and whilst the hospital provides meals to the patient, they do not provide for the caregiver. The caregivers are already overextended financially as a result of the additional expenses that result due to the medical condition. Their main concern is the rest of their family and they see to it that they have first which often means caregive...
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Tea service

MCHCT provides mid-morning refreshments for in and outpatients and their caregivers at Red Cross and Tyberberg. This service caters to an average of 50 individuals per day at each institution. Refreshments serve is a beverage (tea/coffee/juice) accompanied with something light to eat (biscuits/sandwiches/yoghurt) Why this service is important Many families travel to hospital from outlying areas such as Ceres, Tulbagh, Worcester etc. using the public transport system. This means that they n...
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