The concept of an invasive surgical procedure on a child often causes significant distress and anxiety for both child and parent. In many cases, it will be the first and only experience in a hospital environment and may colour the way the child reacts to subsequent hospital admissions and medical care. I hope that my website will provide a platform to address any ill-founded fears by providing information to parents, caregivers and children.
“A person is a person, no matter how small”
I completed my undergraduate training at the University of Pretoria in 2003. During my community service in Port Elizabeth, I had the opportunity of experiencing paediatric surgery in practice, and I believe it was during that time that my interest was kindled. I also spent time in anaesthetics during the same year and obtained my diploma in 2006.