May Paediatric Oncology Ward Outreach

LFCT paid a visit to the Paediatiric Oncology Wards at Tygerberg and Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital last week to treat the Moms for Mother’s Day, but of course we could not only treat the moms – how can we go to the wards without some treats for our brave Little Fighters too… Each […]

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Mother’s Day Hospital Outreach 2019

Mother’s Day is really important to us at the Little Fighters Cancer Trust as, if there ever were mothers that should be celebrated for their love, strength and fortitude then it is the mothers who battle Childhood Cancer with their children. Last week we took time out to visit all the mothers of our Little […]

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Extraordinary Healers Honoured

Generosity was the thread that tied together three oncology nurses honored in CURE®’s 2019 Extraordinary Healer contest. Two finalists and a winner were recognized for giving more time and effort than their jobs demanded to support their patients, colleagues and institutions. In essays by patients, colleagues or family members, these nurses and 51 others were […]

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The UK’s Response to Under-Doctoring in Poorer Areas

Yesterday we did a post on the shortage of doctors in rural areas in South Africa and the fact that hundreds of newly qualified doctors remain unemployed while the country’s rural state hospitals remain desperately understaffed because they turned down posts in rural hospitals. It seems this is not only a problem in South Africa, […]

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Are Doctors Turning Down Rural Community Service Posts Being ‘Picky’?

After turning down placements at rural hospitals, hundreds of newly qualified doctors remain unemployed while the country’s rural state hospitals remain desperately understaffed because of a complex – yet fixable – situation. Amy Green writes in Health-e News on an investigation into whether these health professionals are being “picky” and what possible solutions there are […]

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