About Us

The Surgical Skills Training Centre is part of the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, University of Cape Town and first opened its doors on 22 June 2011.


The Surgical Skills Center is purpose-built and fitted with state of the art Karl Storz equipment on all 9 stations. Multi-disciplinary workshops are conducted using a variety of surgical skills training models.

Courses All Year Around For Specialists

During the year our Surgical Skills Centre wellcomes to Specialists from all around the world.


Nurses GI Basic Endoscopy Workshop

This course will be held at the Surgical Skills Training Centre at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital 3 times a year during 2017.


Prevention of Pressure Ulcers

This upcoming event by UFS will be hosted at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital by Surgical Skills Training Center.


ERCP Training

If you interest ECRP training you should book your place now. This training will help to understand how to exam the ducts.


Online Meeting Recordings

Surgical Skills Center has a variety of international online courses database. You can watch our online meetings free.


Colorectal Meetings

During the year Surgical Skills Center organize international online Colorectal Meetings. You can join our meetings and watch file cases.

Meet To Our Team Members

  • Clive Van Geems

    Paediatric Surgery

    Clive Van Geems graduated from the University of Cape Town with a Bachelors Degree in Primary Education and taught at Pinehurst Primary School, Cape Town for 8 years. He decided on a career change and had the opportunity to study in the USA as a Certified

  • Alp Numanoglu

    Paediatric Surgery

    Surgery Head at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital Charles FM Saint Professor and Head of Paediatric Surgery at University of Cape Town South Africa from 31 January 2013. Now, with the recent developments and upgrades within the hospital it is see

Provide Basic Foundation for Operating Theatre Nursing

International Online Meetings and Practice Courses for Specialists

Using Latest Technology and Technological Equipment