SANCCOB Eastern Cape appeals for support with ICU facility upgrade


The Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB ) Eastern Cape is currently upgrading its ICU facility and has appealed for assistance.

Louanne Mostert, PR and Fundraising Coordinator at the Cape St Francis-based organisation said that they are upgrading their ICU facility as a response to better the care of the more 50 African penguins admitted to the centre in the last month. 

She also said that they are going into “chick season” during which SANCCOB admits a large number of abandoned African penguin chicks.

“We urgently call on the support of the community to help us acquire the following items of our ICU Upgrade Wish List:

  • 2 x ultraviolet fly zappers for pest control
  • 2 x plastic drawers (with 3 or 4 drawers each) for storage of medical supplies
  • 3 x desk fans for heat regulation (new or second hand)
  • 2 x garbage (kitchen) bins for safe disposal of used medical supplies
  • 5L of floor paint for ICU floor
  • 1 x paper towel roll dispenser for staff hygiene
  • 1 x Small display or bar fridge for medicine,” Mostert said.

“We wish to complete the ICU Upgrade in the following two weeks.”

Photo caption: NEEDS YOUR HELP... One of the many patients at SANCCOB Eastern Cape's Cape St Francis Bay facility. Photo supplied.