Tygerberg Hospital Hosts Open Day
Tygerberg Hospital is hosting an open day on Thursday, 12 April 2012, on the hospital grounds, where various departments will have information stalls and material available to the public. The event will start at 09:00 and Good Hope FM will broadcast live from the venue.
The purpose of the open day is to raise awareness and educate the public about the various services that Tygerberg Hospital renders, and also to familiarise the public with the hospital. We also want to encourage community participation in our hospital, so that the community can take pride and ownership of the hospital by respecting the staff and the facility.
Free health checks will be done: blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol testing, finger prick for prostate cancer and breast examinations. Professional medical staff will be available to offer any health advice to members of the community.
Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, invited the public to use this opportunity for a free check-up. "These health check-ups should be done on a regular basis, but too often remain undetected until it develops into an emergency. This open day at Tygerberg Hospital offers the opportunity to see the quality of our health services, and also to learn more about your own health. If people take more responsibility for their own health and government undertakes to improve health services, we can be better together."
Tygerberg Hospital provides a full range of generalist specialist services to its drainage areas, and offers support and outreach to Eerste River Hospital and Karl Bremer Hospital, as well as tertiary care to Paarl and Worcester hospitals.
Highly specialised services such as cochlear implantation, obstetric high care, paediatric oncology and neonatal intensive care with capacity for oscillation ventilation are provided at the hospital.