The Maitland Cottage Hospital

About Maitland Cottage Hospital

 

What is the Maitland Cottage Hospital?

 Maitland Cottage Hospital is an 85 bed orthopaedic hospital exclusively for children in Newlands, Cape Town. It is the most prominent paediatric orthopaedic hospital in Africa. Founded in 1929 when as a result of publicity from the Cape Town Society for the Protection of Child Life two small cottages were rented in the Maitland Garden Village in Newlands, Cape Town. In 1940 Maitland Cottage was recognized as a hospital and in 1949 a fund was launched to raise funds as the cottages were no longer suitable.  In 1952 the new hospital was built in its present location, Kiildare Road, Newlands.

Today the enlarged facilities include a state of the art operating facility and provide the complete spectrum of paediatric orthopaedics. Research centred on the Home has resulted in papers being presented at and published in national and international arenas and instructional courses resulting in the hospital being internationally recognised.

The beds are occupied by children mainly from poorer backgrounds who are not able to enjoy the childhood they deserve because of orthopaedic disabilities or injuries.

What is the Maitland Cottage Home Society?

The Maitland Cottage Home Society help to maintain and expand the services and facilities this dynamic children's hospital offers. The Maitland Cottage Home Society is a non-profit organisation that was formed to support financially the excellent and life-changing work being done at the Maitland Cottage Hospital.

Every cent collected by the society goes towards this objective – helping to ensure that the hospital keeps operating properly,  buying much needed equipment or supplies, or funding building and renovation work to make Maitland Cottage Hospital a more comfortable and effective hospital for its patients.

The Ordinary Skincare Company is based just down the road from The Maitland Cottage Hospital, and we want to contribute as much as possible to this wonderful and deserving cause.

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