Poisons Information Helpline of the Western Cape

Description:

If a child or adult has consumed, inhaled or is affected in any other way by a substance (from detergents, to plants to medication etc) that could be toxic, or has been stung or bitten by a poisonous animal (scorpion, snake etc), phone the Poisons Information Helpline of the Western Cape on 0861 555 777.

Expert advice on the substance and its side effects will be given as well as advice on what to do. The Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital Poison Information Centre and the Tygerberg Hospital Poison Information Centre have combined their strengths to form the Poisons Information Helpline of the Western Cape, a 24-hour service linked to the hospitals' emergency services.

Provided by:
Government Body: (Department of Health, Western Cape Government)
The content on this page was last updated on 19 July 2018