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Background Information

The Voluntary Aid Service of Tygerberg Hospital (TBH) was formally formed on 28 February 1974. In April 1977 the Voluntary Aid Service received official recognition from the Executive Committee of the Provincial Administration. A Benevolent Fund was started during 1977 and in 1978 the first patients were helped from this fund. During 1983 an amount of R 2 211,48 was allocated to assist 51 patients and their families who were experiencing financial distress.


  • Support and assist the professional staff
  • Encourage and stimulate the interest of the public and hospitals
  • Provide or assist in the provision of amenities, facilities and equipment required for the health, welfare and comfort of the patients.
  • Assist poor patients in financial distress


Our main purpose is to:

  • Ease the patients' stay in hospital
  • Improving the working environment of the staff at Tygerberg Hospital
  • Boost staff morale

75% of our profit goes into the hospital mainly to emergency relief and special projects.

Our services:

  • General Ward Work and Ward Visiting
  • Hairdressing services
  • Shop Trolley Services
  • Tea Services
  • A Benevolent Fund

Anybody between the age of 18 - 80 are invited to join the Voluntary Aid services

For more information please contact:

Mrs M Matthee
Tel: 021 938 6076
Fax: 021 938 6076
Email: Beatrix.VanEttinger@westerncape.gov.za

Provided by:
Government Body: (Department of Health and Wellness, Western Cape Government)
The content on this page was last updated on 12 August 2013