This region is headed by a Regional Manager with a staff complement that comprises of a child and family support counsellor/social worker, house supervisor, house support assistant, regional assistant, programme coordinator and a driver who transports the families from the CHOC house to the hospitals.
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 child and family support counsellor at Steve Biko Academic Hospital and Netcare Unitas Hospital. The child and family support counsellor 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.
This region has a Clover Nutrikids CHOC house in Pretoria where the regional office is also based, servicing Gauteng (Midrand and Pretoria), Mpumalanga and Limpopo Provinces. The child and parent/caregiver stay at the house at no cost to them and can 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.
CONTACT DETAILST: 012 323 3490
F: 012 323 3492
Physical address185 Monument Avenue
Banking DetailsCHOC CCFSA Pretoria
Standard Bank Pretoria North
Account No: 012 846 325
Branch Code: 010445
Wish List: Northern Region
Please email us on JPretoria@choc.org.za for more information.NORTHERN REGION WISH LIST 2017