The Advanced Health facility in Vergelegen is sponsoring four additional surgeries to breast cancer patients during October.
Dr Liana Roodt set up Project Flamingo, a non-profit organisation that funds timely surgery for breast cancer patients in the Western Cape. She performs free surgeries for breast cancer patients in government hospitals to help alleviate the long waiting lists. Her original story which we shared in March this year is still trending on the site.
October is breast cancer awareness month and as part of the continued work that Dr Liana Roodt has done, the Advanced Health facility in Vergelegen is sponsoring four additional surgeries to breast cancer patients during October. They also plan to assist the non-profit for the next few months too.
“Project Flamingo raises funds to reduce the waiting time for surgery by covering costs for additional theatre time and nursing staff at Groote Schuur and Tygerberg hospitals and has a group of surgeons and anaesthetists that donate their time and skills as volunteers. “Thanks to the project we have managed to reduce the surgery waiting time significantly at both hospitals, which is currently a mere two weeks at Tygerberg.”
Project Flamingo hands out around 200 pamper packs per month to newly diagnosed breast cancer patients at Groote Schuur and Tygerberg. It is a small token of hope and a thread of care for these patients.
“Dr Roodt has a passion for cutting-edge breast care, surgery and breast-conserving cancer surgery,” says Bibi Goss-Ross, group operational manager at Advanced Health. “We are totally supportive of Project Flamingo and are delighted to be able to assist this very worthwhile initiative,”
Thanks to Dr Liana, Project Flamingo and Advanced Health facility in Vergelegen, four more women will receive life-saving surgery. For more information check out our previous story here or visit the Pink Flamingo website.
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