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Dr Paul Sinclair feels that caring for kids is remarkably rewarding. The following beliefs fuelled his passion to become a paediatrician:

  1. Children don’t make themselves sick, they simply get sick.
  2. Children get sick quickly, but they also get better just as quickly.
  3. Children don’t have sweaty armpits nor very smelly feet.

As the caring and concerned person that he is, after completing his medical degree at the University of Cape Town in 1993, Dr Paul Sinclair felt urged to pursue a career working with children. He completed his training at Cecilia Makiwane, Groote Schuur Hospital and Red Cross Children’s Hospital in order to gain his Diploma in Child Health in 1996. Thereafter he completed his Registrarship in Paediatrics through the Fellow of the College of Paediatrics SA in 1999.

During this training, Dr Sinclair gained a special interest in nephrology. While practising as a Paediatrician in the Cape Town area as of 2003, Dr Sinclair pursued this interest and worked as a Consultant in Paediatric Nephrology at Red Cross Children’s Hospital full-time from 2001 -2003 and part-time from 2003 to 2014. He is also an honorary senior lecturer at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s hospital, teaching on a weekly basis and working closely with their fantastic kidney team to ensure the best possible care for his little patients.

With special expertise in bedwetting, complicated urinary tract infections, congenital abnormalities of the renal tract and other kidney or nephrology-related illnesses including nephrotic syndrome, acute and chronic glomerulonephritis and kidney failure in children, Dr Sinclair is a compassionate paediatrician with his practice based at Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital.

About Us Paul

Dr Paul Sinclair


The Team

Christina Smit

Christina Smit


I finished nursing training in 1990. Since then, I have worked in various departments, but loved neonates and babies the most. I spent an extended period of time working in primary health with a particular interest in the pharmacology side of such clinics.

I was a practice manager at a GP practice and later at a physiotherapy practice. I started working at Vincent Pallotti Hospital in 2003 in the maternity and NICU units. I started a well mother and baby clinic in June 2006 at Dr Sinclair’s practice.

At the end of 2015, I changed a few things in the practice and moved to front desk, offering clinic services as a mobile facility. I am also a part-time locum to other well mother and baby clinics.

I am now jack of all trades, answering phones, consulting on baby issues, typing, making tea and chatting to everyone. That much has not changed!

I am fully trained on vaccine practice, paediatric and adult vaccines.

Call me on +27 (0)76 895 1313 for any queries on vaccinations and other baby issues. If I can't answer you, I have a direct line to the big boss.



Admin and Reception

I have been a part of the team since inception and am in charge of accounts and some reception.