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Shriners Hospitals for Children

Shriners International opened their first Shriners Hospital for Children on September 16, 1922 in Shreveport Louisiana. Since then the Shriners Hospitals for Children system has grown to 22 hospitals and is one of the largest sub-specialty health care systems in the world, sharing their love with over 1.2 million Children. The Shriners Hospitals for Children Specialized Care is provided to children with orthopaedic conditions, burn and spine injuries, as well as cleft lip and pallet. Within these broad service lines many types of specialized services are available.

Acceptance into the Shrine Hospital System is based solely on a child's medical needs, if in the opinion of our physicians, there is a reasonable possibility the child can benefit from the specialized services provided by Shriners Hospitals for Children. Children from infancy to age 18 are eligible for admission without regard to race, colour, creed, gender, sect, disability or national origin, regardless of a family's income, ability to pay, insurance coverage or insurance status.

Our goal is to help each child become as healthy and independent as possible. We are dedicated to providing a complete range of appropriate medical and rehabilitative services to achieve this objective, including surgeries, physical, occupational and recreation therapies and orthotics and prosthetics.

At Shriners Hospitals for Children, each patient receives an individualized care plan, incorporating the full range of needed multidisciplinary services, always incorporating the patient and family’s goals and addressing their concerns.


Orthopaedic Conditions

Shriners Hospitals for Children can help children with essentially any orthopaedic condition, other than an acute trauma. Commonly treated conditions include but are not limited to:

  • Clubfoot
  • Hand disorders
  • Limb deficiencies/discrepancies
  • Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease and other hip disorders
  • Scoliosis (curvature of the spine)
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bone disease)
  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
  • Orthopaedic problems associated with cerebral palsy and spina bifida


Orthotics and prosthetics

In addition to innovative treatments and therapies, several Shriners Hospitals for Children have in-house orthotics and prosthetics (O&P) departments capable of creating a full range of devices. The O&P teams collaborate closely with the physicians, nurses and occupational and physical therapists to achieve the best possible outcome for their patients.


Burn Care

The Shriners Hospitals for Children specializing in burn injuries have been leaders in burn care, research and education since opening in the mid-1960s. Thanks to the cutting-edge medical care provided at these hospitals, every year thousands of children have a greater chance of surviving from all types of burn injuries. The Shriners Hospitals for Children specializing in burn care provide critical, surgical and rehabilitative care to children with varying degrees of new burns and are equipped to provide reconstructive and restorative surgery for healed burns.

Since Shriners Hospitals for Children entered the burn care field, the survival rate for children with burns over more than 50 percent of their body surface has doubled. In addition, today, patients with burns over 90 percent can survive, and go on to lead full, productive lives.


Left Lip & Pallet


At Shriners Hospitals for Children, patients with a cleft lip and/or palate are treated by a multidisciplinary group of experts who work as a team to improve the child’s appearance and their ability to eat, breathe and communicate. Each patient’s unique treatment plan may include surgery, orthodontics, hearing, speech and psychological therapies, along with specialized support. The goal of the Shriners Hospital treatment program is to help each child achieve optimal function, improve their facial appearance to the fullest extent possible and restore their self-esteem.


Spinal Cord Injuries

In the mid-1980s, Shriners Hospitals for Children established the nation’s first SCI rehabilitation programs specifically designed for children and teenagers. At Shriners Hospitals for Children, an interdisciplinary team of surgeons and other physicians, therapists, therapeutic recreation specialists, psychologists, social workers and dieticians work together to provide individualized, comprehensive care plans for our patients with SCI. In addition to providing treatment, our staff works with the patient’s family members to help them understand the social, emotional and developmental implications of an SCI to help ensure the best possible outcome for the child, including the ability to have a full, productive life.

Staff at the 22 Shrine Hospital for Children are dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, conducting innovative research and offering outstanding teaching programs for medical professionals. They deliver cutting edge treatment in a compassionate, family centered environment that helps heal children inside as well as outside.


Patient Travel Assistance

Khartum Shriners will provide assistance with transportation (gas allowance/flights) for the child and one Attendant (usually one Parent), to travel to our Shriners Hospital for Children, arrange and pay for Hotel Accommodation (room with 2 Double Beds, Room and Taxes only), arrange ground transport as required, a daily Meal Allowance will be provided for the patient and one Attendant.


For information contact Don Thomson, Hospital Chairman, Khartum Shriner’s at (204) 925-1439 or

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