Reflections from the Hillbrow clinic

Today, feeling a little flu-ish I went off to the Hillbrow clinic to get some treatment. 5 hours later I walked out having gone through all of the processes. You start out in a queue to open a file. This takes about 2 hours. Then you join another 1 and a half hour queue to get you BP and blood sugar (and get an HIV and TB test if...

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EQUIP with a difference…

So last week saw our whole family joining the church throngs representing many different congregations, which gathered at the 2012 Equip Conference held at Cornerstone Church in Bedfordview, from Wednesday 3rd to Friday 5th October. Except that this time we joined rich and poor by bringing our 2 special Zimbabwean friends and their...

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Hillbrow Clinic Visits

The last week has seen our family make use of the nearby Hillbrow Clinic on two separate occasions: Friday 7 Sept: Rachel had some kind of painful gum infection it seemed and so, having heard of up to 5 hour waits anywhere inside the Clinic, we nervously sat down at 7.10am at the back of a queue numbering about 25 people who were...

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Madiba Magic!

Our family spent their time today helping out at the Hillbrow Clinic for the day… our friends at the Rehab Unit had put on a real treat for the community. The theme was TOUCH 1000 LIVES. We handed out blankets, beanies and food and then had a super delicious lunch together… and there was super fun entertainment! It was...

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Paying It Forward…

Today was a day of paying it forward! As a result of a group of our friends painting and kitting out a room at the Hillbrow Clinic rehab section a few weeks back, those same OT and speech therapy staff who had received the gift, paid it forward to the CENTRAL  METHODIST CHURCH creche staff today, by starting a 3-day workshop in...

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