“Richards Bay, 18 June 2019: The Carte Blanche Making a Difference Trust has prioritised the upliftment of paediatric facilities and services for trauma and burns patients at Ngwelezane Hospital, where the wards were seriously dilapidated and under-resourced.
The Ngwelezane Hospital, which is about 20km from Richards Bay in northern KwaZulu-Natal, is a 554-bed hospital that provides district, regional and tertiary services to densely populated communities from the King Cetshwayo, Umkhanyakude and Zululand districts. It is also the referral centre for children who have suffered burns, trauma requiring surgery and orthopaedic care.
Previously, all paediatric burns and trauma cases at Ngwelezane Hospital were treated in the Adult Burns Ward, which allocated 21 of its 38 beds for younger patients. Burns patients require very intense and specialised care to avoid potentially fatal infections and, in most cases, skin grafts are needed to repair the damaged tissue.”
Dekro Paints provided a substantial donation of Environmental Friendly Products to redecorate this fantastic unit. We acknowledge the financial difficulties in which most of the South African population find themselves. As part of our social responsibility at Dekro Paints we regularly contribute to the upliftment of medical facilities, schools and sports club within underprivileged communities