|The department of Paediatric Surgery services the Johannesburg and Reef areas. The hospitals serviced are the Johannesburg General Hospital and C.H. Baragwanath hospital, covering a population of approximately 7 million people. |
At the C.H. Baragwanath division approximately 2000 in patients are seen per year and at the Johannesburg General division approximately 1200 patients per year.
Each unit sees and treats between 100 - 200 cases per month; aged between birth and 10/16 yrs. The diseases seen fall under the following categories:
The Major workload entails:
Emphasis has moved from a mainly inpatient surgical service to that of an ambulant/day case based service.