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Woensdag 9 Mei 2012
Happy moms and tots JANA BEKKER
The Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) unit at Karl Bremer Hospital was recently upgraded and beautified for the benefit of mothers and their premature babies.
John Thompson (middel) van John ThompsonEiendomme is 2012 se borg van Laerskool Panorama se o.13Arugbyspan. Thompson het dié rugbyspelers van wedstryd hemde, oefenhemde, sportsakke en baadjies voorsien. Hier is Thomson by Oakley Conyers, Dylon Senger, Hotze Hugo (afrigter) en Tristan Dykman.
Wine fest a must for diary PROMOTION
The eighth Winter Wine Festival at High Street Shopping Village in Durbanville takes place from Thursday 21 June to Saturday 23 June and ticket sales have already opened online. The festival offers visitors a selection of wines to taste and buy, hand-made food and fresh produce, two food courts, live music and free access to the wine theatre presented by The Cape Wine Academy. “For the first time this year we are including wines from Chile and Italy as well as creating a market atmosphere with our food exhibitors. Visitors are encouraged to relax at the festival and with the regular wine theatre presentations, live music and food courts, we hope they will,” says Elize Walters, PR and market-
ing manager of Propergation Estates, presenters of the festival. Nearly 35 wineries and 20 food stalls make this the place to be during the cold winter months. Although predominantly red wines, ports, brandies and dessert wines are presented for tasting in keeping with the theme, many wineries include bubblies and selected white wines. On-site sales are encouraged and storage areas are offered from where purchases can easily be transferred to the parking areas. Tickets are R80 per person online and R90 at the door. Pensioner and group tickets (10+) cost R70. Tickets are available at www.ticketbreak.co.za or at the door. Round Table Durbanville is the beneficiary. For more information visit www.winterwinefestival.co.za.
This unit homes mother and baby until such time that the little ones are ready to leave the hospital and go home. The KMC unit now has a much more homely feel, after it was repainted and better equipped. The rest and baby room walls were painted and mirrors and carpets fitted. A microwave oven, coffee mugs and coffee also form part of the additions in making the unit more homely. “Babies are literally tied to the mother for almost 24 hours a day. She acts as the incubator,” said Sr Karlien Fourie, operational manager at the hospital. The mothers engage in kangaroo care until they leave the hospital, which can take between one and three months. Babies receive breastmilk through tube feeding until they weigh 1,5kg, whereafter they are fed by cup.
The KMC unit at Karl Bremer hospital was beautified with the assistance of volunteers and donors. Here are (front) Elmarie van der Walt (volunteer), sister Karlien Fourie, Izak van der Walt (volunteer), Stussie Combrink (Liefdewen Paint Project), Franceline Baart man (head of nursing), Dr Linda Naudé (execu tive officer: Karl Bremer Hospital), Ofelia Abra hams (secretary: general manager Pick n Pay Hyper Brackenfell). The mothers with their ba bies are Nomaindia Mayekiso and Monica Ku bu (both from Kraaifontein). Fourie said it is a fact that a happy mother produces breastmilk, making this unit the ideal place for mother and baby.
Kwiltersgilde kom byeen Die Goeie Hoop-kwiltersgilde kom Saterdag (12 Mei) bymekaar by Northlink-kollege, Rothchildrylaan, Welgelegen. Deure open om 09:30 en die Kaapse kwilters stal hul werk in die saal uit. Kathryn Hamer-Fox ’n kwiltkunstenaar
van Oos-Londen, sal ’n demonstrasie en praatjie oor haar werk lewer. Lap en kwiltbybehore word ook te koop aangebied. Nie-lede betaal ’n toegangsfooi van R40. Vir meer inligting, skakel Daphne de Jager by 021 930 1545.
Join up for improvements Anyone interested in joining the Voortrekker Road Corridor Improvement District (VRCID) which has been formed to help businesses in the Parow, Bellville and Goodwood
areas can contact Pieter van der Merwe. The aim of the VRCID is to ensure property safety, cleaner streets and a stop to loitering at businesses. Phone 082 492 0263.
Published on May 8, 2012