Tygerberg Poison Information Centre
The Centre provides a 24/7 telephonic toxicology consultation service to health care professionals and the general public on the management of poisonings, the prevention of poisonings as well as drug information.
The Centre is situated in the Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences on the Tygerberg Campus of Stellenbosch University, in close proximity to the Tygerberg Academic Hospital.
Although the service primarily provides in the needs of the Western Cape Province and neighbouring regions, demands to meet national requirements have been increasing steadily over the past years. A similar cross-border tendency is evident, and service interaction with other countries on the African continent continues to escalate.