Paediatric Department

Doctors, nurses and families working together to get children well.


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Paediatric Department 

A parent’s worst moments are when their child is unwell. At the Victoria Hospital Paediatric Ward our dedicated team strives to get children healthy and home as soon as possible. This takes place in a brand new ward rebuilt and redecorated in 2013. Of course we recognise the important part a mother plays so in 2013 we built a mother’s centre so mothers can stay overnight. At Victoria Hospital our team of nurses and doctors cares for children with a range of illnesses including pneumonia, diarrhoea, neurological disorders and various infectious diseases.

We offer care from a paediatrician, four doctors and a team of nurses, all dedicated to offering excellent care to the children of the Paediatric Ward. We also value the time and input of a team of volunteers who share their early-child-development knowledge with the mothers once a week. 

Dr. Gill Schermbrucker – Paediatrician 
Head of Department, Children’s Ward

Dr. Gill, as she is known, has headed up the Children’s Ward at Victoria Hospital since 2009, after she did her specialization at Red Cross Children’s Hospital. Dr. Gill felt called to become a paediatrician, when she realised that she was making an investment in the lives of so many little ones. Now she views her work as a process of administering care for children, which flows into families and into their communities.

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Children's Ward

Expert care for children in the community


Brand New Ward

In 2013 a brand new Children's Ward and Moms sleep-over room was built.

Latest Equipment

Paediatrics is constantly raising funds to offer the latest equipment.

Qualified Team

The team of dedicated doctors and nurses is committed to the latest techniques.

Children are barometers of society. They reflect how well or badly our communities are doing. If we support children, we support communities."

- Dr. Gill Schermbrucker-