The Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital is one of the only specialist, standalone hospitals in Africa that’s dedicated entirely to the care of children. Every year, the Hospital sees 250 000 patient visits. The majority are from South Africa’s poorest communities, but some are referred from across the continent. More than just a place of healing, this extraordinary building is famed for the delivery of ground-breaking treatment, specialist training and cutting-edge medical research. With a reach that extends well beyond the local Cape, the Hospital brings world-class healthcare to some of Africa’s sickest children.

The Children’s Hospital Trust was established in 1994 to help keep the Hospital at the forefront of child health. Together with the UK office, the team has raised more than R730 million since its inception – a great achievement that has helped provide the facilities, equipment and training needed to save thousands of young lives.
The Children's Hospital Trust, South Africa is the UK fundraiser for the Children’s Hospital Trust based in Cape Town, South Africa. Together their vision is of a world in which Africa’s children have access to quality healthcare, no matter where they live. As per the objects of the Trust Deed, all funds raised are directed to the relief of sickness, promotion and protection of good health by supporting the activities of the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, together with the Trust’s broader work in paediatric healthcare across Africa.
Geographic focus
South Africa
Programme areas
Child health, Human Resources for Health, Mental Health, Telemedicine, International Development