Eastern Cape Region

Eastern Cape Region

This region is headed by a Regional Manager with a staff complement that comprises of social workers, house supervisor, house support assistants, office coordinator, branch coordinator, programme coordinator, gardener and volunteer drivers who transport the families from the CHOC houses to the hospitals. This region consists of two offices, one in Beacon Bay, East London and a branch in Port Elizabeth.

We recognise the inevitable turmoil to family life when a child faces vigorous and often lengthy treatment and thus also extend comprehensive support to the families. Services rendered by the region include emotional support by CHOC social workers at Frere Hospital in East London and) at PE Provincial Hospital. The social workers walk the cancer journey with the families from diagnosis to the end of treatment or end of life. Less formal emotional support is also provided through support groups such as survivor groups, parent-supporting-parent, bereavement support and interactive play groups in the wards.

This region has two CHOC houses in East London that accommodate referrals by the Frere Hospital. We are still looking forward to receiving funds that will enable us to source an accommodation facility in Port Elizabeth. These two offices service the entire Eastern Cape. The child and parent/caregiver can stay and be with other families facing similar circumstances. The accommodation provides a therapeutic environment that helps patients and parents/caregivers maintain a positive attitude during the cancer journey. It is a clean and safe environment with caring and understanding staff, a place where new friendships are formed.

To ensure that no child abandons treatment due to lack of transport we offer children and families transport and transport grants. Basic necessities such as care bags, nutritional support (food parcels) and bereavement support (funeral funds) are also made available to the families and children.

The region creates awareness of childhood cancer and CHOC programmes locally through marketing campaigns and events. Additional services such as ward comforts, recreational activities and medical support is also offered as needed and as resources allow.


EAST LONDON

T: 086 111 2109
F:  043 748 3850
E: el@choc.org.za

Physical address

54 Edge Road
Beacon Bay
East London 5241

Banking Details

CHOC East London
Standard Bank
Account No: 347 337 368
Branch Code: 053721

PORT ELIZABETH

T: 086 1112110
Fax2Email: 0864651085
E: pe@choc.org.za

Physical address

Ground Floor
CNR Lenox and Conyngham Roads
Glendinningvale, Port Elizabeth 6001

Banking Details

CHOC – Port Elizabeth
Standard Bank
Account No: 083822216
Branch Code:  050017

Wish List: Eastern Cape Regions

Please email us on pe@choc.org.za for more information.

 

Wish List: Eastern Cape Regions

NON PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS
NON PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS 
Maize meal      Tined fish
Rice Tomato with onion 
Samp Cake  Baked beans
flour Sugar  Weet bix Corn 
Spaghetti  flakes
Macaroni Two Minute Noodles Long 
Sugar beans  Yeast  life milk Coffee
Cooking oil  Peanut butter Jam
Mayonnaise   Chicken spice 
Chutney Tomato  Barbeque spice Steak 
 sauce Corned  and chops Curry 
 beef Cup a Soup   powder Beef cubes 
up packets Chicken cubes
PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS
PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS 
Onions Tomatoes 
Cabbage  
Beetroot  
Potatoes Sweet 
Potato Stewing 
Beef Mince Meat 
Boerewors  
Chicken
Eggs  
Bread
Margarine spread 
CLEANING MATERIALS
CLEANING MATERIALS
Toilet paper Air 
Freshener Doom  
Bleach    
Staysoft
Automatic Washing Powder 
Dishwashing liquid
Handy Andy 
Steelwool  
Brooms Mops   
Dishcloths
TOILETRIES FOR CARE BAGS
TOILETRIES FOR CARE BAGS 
Toothpaste
 SOFT ids tooth brushes 
Children’s toothpaste Adult     
Tooth brushes Adult toothpaste
Soap Bars 
Facecloths Aqueous 
Cream Lip balm
 Roll-on