Office Hours: 8.30 - 16.30
+27 (0) 21 658 5108 / +27 (0) 21 685 2732

Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital

Klipfontein Road Rondebosch, 7700 Cape Town, South Africa


RX Radio is committed to research that measures the impact of the station on children and youth, their caregivers and the hospital community.

  • The first research report was done by The Institute for Child and Adolescent Health Research at Stellenbosch University
  • The report provides support for the RX Radio model of media health intervention as a tool that positively contributes to young patients’ lives.
  • The report says:
    • For child & youth reporters - participation in RX Radio builds self-esteem, confidence, communication and social skills. These skills transfer to other areas of life, for example school performance and career training.
    • For child & youth listeners - audience research found that RX Radio programmes improve moods, provides entertainment, calms fears about illness and hospital, and introduces positive role models.
    • For health workers – after engaging with RX Radio programmes, many health workers have report increased awareness and understanding of young patients’ needs in the treatment of chronic illness.
    • RX Radio is becoming a tool to improve intergenerational dialogue between young patients, families and caregivers, and health workers.

RX Radio has partnered with the UCT Department of Psychology from which a Master’s student will be conducting further studies during 2019.