Kwa-Zulu Natal Region

Kwa-Zulu Natal Region

This region is headed by a Regional Manager and a staff complement that comprises of a social worker, house supervisor, house support assistants, lodge support assistants, office coordinator, , programme coordinator and a driver who transports the families from the Platinum Life CHOC house to the hospitalin Pietermaritzburg. The regional office is located at the CHOC Lodge at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital in Durban and there is a CHOC house in Pietermaritzburg. Together, these service the entire KZN region. 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 a CHOC social worker at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital and Netcare Parklands Hospital. The social worker walks 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.

Through the programme coordinator, this region creates awareness on the early warning signs of childhood cancer. This is done to promote early diagnosis, access to specialised treatment centres and continuation of treatment which reduces the mortality and morbidity of children with cancer. This region also has two accommodation facilities, a CHOC lodge at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital (IALCH) that accommodates referrals from Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital and a house in Pietermaritzburg that assists with referrals from Greys Hospital and Netcare Parklands Hospital. The child and parent/caregiver can stay in these facilities and be with other families facing similar circumstances. The accommodation facilities are clean and provide a therapeutic environment that helps patients and parents/caregivers maintain a positive attitude during the cancer journey. It is a 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.


DURBAN

T: 086 111 2182
F: 031 240 2917
E: dbn@choc.org.za

Physical address

Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital
Lower Block A Residential Village
800 Vusi Mzemela Road,
Cato Manor, Durban 4091

Banking Details

CHOC KZN
Standard Bank Killarney
Account No: 241 319 978
Branch code: 007205

PIETERMARITZBURG

T: 086 111 2072
F: 033 347 5777
E: pmb@choc.org.za

Physical address

29 Carnoustie Road
Chase Valley
Pietermaritzburg 3201

Banking Details

CHOC KZN
Standard Bank Killarney
Account No: 241 319 978
Branch code: 007205

Wish List: Kwa-Zulu Natal Region

Please email us on pmb@choc.org.za | dbn@choc.org.za for more information.

 

Wish List: Kwa-Zulu Natal Region

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