‘MAD’ Trust

Latest ‘MAD’ Trust Blog Posts

Read up on the latest blog articles by resident doctors and paediatricians at the various hospitals the Carte Blanche Making a Difference Trust has worked with over the years.

Making a Difference: The Tygerberg Hospital Campaign



Injecting new life into paediatric care units in public hospitals across the nation, the Carte Blanche Making A Difference Trust is now mobilising to help babies and children admitted to Tygerberg Children’s Hospital in the Cape. The completion of a dedicated Newborn and Children’s Operating Theatre, is anticipated this April 2018. Multi-millions have been raised to refurbish this unit and to furnish it with essential equipment. This project would not have been possible without the initial generous capital donation from Choice Diamonds.

A number of our sponsors have given lump sums while others have funded particular equipment needs.

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Superheroes in Scrubs – A Spotlight on Tygerberg Hospital’s Needs

By Professor Daniel Sidler

Tygerberg-exterior“On the basis of the available evidence investment in early childhood is the most powerful investment a country can make, with returns over the life course many times the amount of the original investment.”
~ Early Child Development: A Powerful Equalizer.

In his blog, Professor Daniel Sidler (Consultant Paediatric Surgeon at Tygerberg Hospital) talks about his love for working with children, touching on the needs that the Carte Blanche Making a Difference Trust plans to help ease.

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A Changed World for Paediatrics at King Edward VIII Hospital

By Doctor Shashi Ramji

BHP-4Carte Blanche turned 20 in 2008 and launched the “Carte Blanche Making a Difference Campaign” and a miracle began unfolding for the Department of Paediatrics at King Edward VIII Hospital.
It began as a small project that was likely to provide our department with essential medical equipment worth about R1-million. Starved of essential equipment for many years we were only too eager to get whatever we could. Through the enormous enthusiasm of the Carte Blanche team and the generosity of the South African public and businesses, the campaign outstripped expectations and changed the world of paediatrics at King Edward VIII Hospital.

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