The Friends of the Children’s Hospital Association, also known as FOCHA, is a non-profit organisation registered with the Department of Social Development and has been a support organisation to the Red Cross Children’s Hospital since 1978.
FOCHA’s primary objective is to minimise the anxiety of the hospitalisation experience for the patients attending the Red Cross War memorial Children’s Hospital, and to ease the adjustment process for their families through providing resources, support and education. This allows parents and care-givers to manage the health of their children effectively.
‘There is no doubt that the severing of a child from his/her home and family during hospitalization is a traumatic experience, not only for the child, but also for his family. Our Association’s foremost aim is to put the needs of the child first’
Dr Marius Barnard