010 442 5059
15 Heidelberg Rd, Cnr Ascot Rd New Market Park Alberton

We’re opening a Children’s Unit and we need your help!

Stepping Stone Hospice & Care Services will be opening a children’s in-patient unit in the coming months. This vital project will provide specialised care and support for young patients facing life-threatening illnesses.

There is a critical shortage of facilities dedicated to children’s palliative care. This unit, to be named after Stepping Stone’s first young patient, Martelise Meaker, who was only 11 years old and left an indelible mark on our organisation.

The unit will offer 10 beds, with three rooms providing ample space for parents to stay overnight, as well as play and study areas – all within a warm and welcoming environment designed to help minimise stress and anxiety.

How you can help

Funds are needed for medical equipment, paediatric medical beds and operational costs, amongst other things. We have a long Wish List to make this unit a reality:

Children’s In-Patient Unit – Priority Needs:

3 x Electric Care Hospital Beds with Side Rails (Teenager)

1 x Pressure Care Mattress – High-Risk Pressure Care Rating (Teenager)

1 x Hoist and Sling

2 x Epoxy-Coated, Semi-Fowler Child Beds (Toddler to Pre-Teen)

4 x Paediatric Cots/Cribs with Apnoea Mattresses

MHE-BACC Baby Bassinet (including Mattress) and Perspex Crib

MHE-CBAD Child Cot Bed with Drop-Down Cot Sides

4 x Small Wheelchair or Stroller (High Level of Support with Tilt In Space

10 x Leather Recliners

5 x Paediatric Oxygen Concentrators (0-2L Oxygen)

Suction Pump (with Battery Operation) & Suction Catheters

4 x Syringe Drivers (including Equipment for S/C Medications)

1 x Feeding Pump (NGT Equipment)

10 x Drip Stands

4 x Overbed Tables

Baby Scale

Lockable Medicine Trolley (JDEFE254-A)

5 x Nebulisers

Bath Lift

10 x Bedside Lockers (MHE-BLABSW)

NeoGuard with 10 Bands

10 x Glove Dispensers (MHE-PLC300C)

Linen Trolley (MHE-RECBPL) Rectangular Plastic trolley

Welch Allyn Al-Plus Diagnostic Set (WA97250BIL)

2 x Wall-Mounted Drug Cupboards

2 x Bedscreens with PVC Curtain

Medical equipment is available from MEDICARE: https://www.medicare.co.za

If you can assist with any of the items listed or would like to make a general donation to the new unit, kindly contact us 010 442 5059 or email tersia@steppingstonehospice.co.za

Every contribution, big or small, will bring us closer to our goal. Together we can create a very special place for these brave children and their families.” – Hospice CEO, Tersia Burger