Arrival & Discharge Pack

Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital (CHBAH)


Children often arrive at the Paediatric Surgical Ward with nothing but the clothes on their backs, and often, especially in the case of burns or serious trauma, without even that.

Project Objective & Outreach

We would like to be able to supply each patient:

  • on admission, with a pack containing basic toiletries including a toothbrush, toothpaste, facecloth, soap, lip balm and moisturising cream
  • on discharge, a set of clothes to go home in and a small toy.

We need the following please:

Our age groups:

  • 0-12 months
  • 1 – 2 Years
  • 3 -5 Years
  • 6 – 8 Years
  • 9 – 12 Years

Arrival Packs Cream, facecloth and soap bar. (All Ages) Toothpaste and toothbrush (Ages 1 – 12) and Lip Ice (Ages 3 – 12).

Discharge Packs Clothing (All Ages), Blanket/Towel (0 – 12 Months), Disposable Nappies, Baby Booties/Beanies, Soft toys (0-12 Months, Ages 1 -2), Socks (Ages 3 – 5), Toys (Ages 3 – 12), Colouring Books/crayons (Ages 3 – 8 Years), Books/Stationary (Ages 7 – 12), Water bottle (Ages 3 – 9), Lip Ice (Ages 9 – 12) and Snacks e.g. chips and cookies (Ages 3 – 12).

2018 – A Year of Continued Success!

The project has been going very well, and as a result the patients are benefiting from this. Thanks to everyone who has been supporting and donating towards this project. We currently have a need of pyjamas for our patients. Ages from 1year to 13 years of age.

2017 was a Huge Success!

The Arrival and Discharge Pack project has been a huge success. A huge thank you to everyone who has donated towards this project and all others. We would like to make the project more sustainable and supply each patient with an arrival and discharge pack. Ongoing donations will really be a huge help.