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 LONDONT: 043 748 5315
F: 043 748 3850
Physical address54 Edge Road
East London 5241
Banking DetailsCHOC East London
Account No: 347 337 368
Branch Code: 053721
PORT ELIZABETHT: 041 464 0005
Physical addressGround Floor
CNR Lenox and Conyngham Roads
Glendinningvale, Port Elizabeth 6001
Banking DetailsCHOC – Port Elizabeth
Account No: 083822216
Branch Code: 050017
Wish List: Eastern Cape Regions
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Wish List: Eastern Cape Regions
|NON PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS|
|Maize meal||Tined fish|
|Rice||Tomato with onion|
|Samp Cake||Baked beans|
|flour Sugar||Weet bix Corn|
|Macaroni||Two Minute Noodles Long|
|Sugar beans Yeast||life milk Coffee|
|Cooking oil||Peanut butter Jam|
|Chutney Tomato||Barbeque spice Steak|
|sauce Corned||and chops Curry|
|beef Cup a Soup||powder Beef cubes|
|up packets||Chicken cubes|
|PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS|
|Beef Mince Meat|
|Toilet paper Air|
|Automatic Washing Powder|
|TOILETRIES FOR CARE BAGS|
|SOFT ids tooth brushes|
|Children’s toothpaste Adult|
|Tooth brushes Adult toothpaste|
|Cream Lip balm|