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Forensic Pathology Services in the Metropole experiencing very high case load

11 October 2017

Public Notice : 11 October 2017

Forensic Pathology Services in the Metropole experiencing very high case load

The Western Cape Government Health would like to inform the public of possible delays in finalizing post mortems as its Forensic Pathology Services (FPS) in the Metropole are currently experiencing very high case load.

This high case load has resulted in us being unable to prioritise cases. Cases will now be allocated and autopsies performed in chronological order. We do recognize that the time of bereavement is a stressful and difficult period and for this reason we are doing everything we can to speed up but also streamline the process. Your understanding and support in this time is greatly appreciated.

We request that clients please remain in regular contact with the Tygerberg and Salt River Forensic Pathology Services to find out the progress being made with the medico-legal management of a loved one. These facilities can be contacted on:

Tygerberg FPS:        021 931 9140

Salt River FPS:         021 447 4915

We would like to thank our clients for their continuous support during this challenging time.

Media Enquiries: 

Robert Daniels
Principal Communications Officer: Emergency Medical and Forensic Pathology Services
Western Cape Government Health
Mobile: 065 908 9549