Chris Hani Baragwanath gets ‘dream room’ geared for kids with cancer

Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital received a major boost from health giant Discovery, which sponsored the construction of the new and well-equipped Discovery dream room.
Geared to inspire young cancer patients, the dream room is equipped for children to have fun – an important factor in driving hope and healing.

Chris Hani Baragwanath is the largest hospital in the country and the second-biggest in Africa, which monthly sees about 650,700 children in its outpatient clinic.

The head of the paediatric oncology unit Dr Gita Naidu said: “We are grateful to Discovery and Reach for a Dream, which has made thousands of dreams of our children to come true,”.

Through the Kids Kicking Cancer programme, patients are taught martial arts techniques like meditative breathing to lower pain levels and fight the fear of cancer, according to instructor Su dal Col.