THE FRIENDS OF THE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION
The Friends of the Children's Hospital Association also known as Focha, is a non-profit organisation registered with the department of social development and has been a support organisation at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital since 1978.
Focha's primary objective is to minimise the hospitalisation experience for the patients attending Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, and to ease the adjustment process for their families by providing resources, support and education.
We assist parents to manage the recovery of their children effectively. Our play volunteers support patients daily though play, reading and exposure to educational activities, we rely on these dedicated volunteers to "help make a recovering child smile".
Coordinators see to the needs of the parents by providing meals, hygiene packs and for those going home a healthy food pack. Parents are exposed to educational and health and fitness workshops and spiritual support. To make this all possible, volunteers are supported by dedicated staff members who coordinate our activities in the hospital.