We contribute our time and skill to worthy causes and local communities.
At SCP Radiology we believe that an organisation is as much a part of the community as its patients and employees are. That is why we have committed our continuous support to a number of worthy causes, and regularly contribute to charity drives in our branches’ local communities.
Breast cancer screening and awareness
The practice has recently welcomed ILoveBoobies as its official charity partner. The organisation’s primary mission is to provide free breast cancer screenings, and a chance at early detection, to as many women as possible who have otherwise limited access to healthcare. Among other means of support, SCP donates its mammography services to women who have been referred by ILoveBoobies for further diagnosis.
Doctors from SCP Radiology have been instrumental in the development of the Kolgansies Early Childhood Development Centre in Worcester. The centre is a programme of the Lena Johnson Trust, which the practice has continuously supported since 2012. The ECD Centre is run in conjunction with a feeding scheme that supports 200 children from the surrounding community with nutritious meals every week.
SCP has agreed to support radiology registrars at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town by sponsoring their subscriptions to one of the world’s premier online training resources for radiologists. The sponsorship is hoped to assist in the training of future radiologists in South Africa by helping them fast-track their knowledge building and mastery of diagnostic reporting.
Our teams regularly organise community outreach projects in their local communities. Notably, Mandela Day 2023 entailed eight separate charity projects at Athlone House of Strength, Huis Jabes and Worcester House of Hope (places of safety for women and children), Tygerberg Hospice, Huis Ravenzicht Old-age Home, Bottelary Primary School, Badisa West Coast and Ubuntu House (place of safety for infants).
Ad hoc support
Major contributions in recent years have included:
- Initiating and steering a large-scale community project during the COVID-19 lockdown period to sustain destitute families throughout 2020.
- Contributing to “The Joint Project” at Groote Schuur Hospital in 2016, to reduce waiting lists for state patients in need of major orthopaedic surgery and rehabilitation.
- Initiating the establishment of an independent Chair in Radiology for Stellenbosch University’s radiology training programme at Tygerberg Hospital in 2006, and contributing co-funding of the incumbent chair’s remuneration until 2016.
- Financial support to the paediatric radiology fellowship programme at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in 2015.
- Financial support to multiple charities.