Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Specialised Burn Unit at Tygerberg Hospital is upgraded

By Rhodé Marshall
15 April 2008


The Western Cape Department of Health opened an upgraded Specialist Burn Unit at the Tygerberg Hospital yesterday.

“The treatment of severe burn wounds is a painful process for patients and to be successful - specialised medical knowledge applied in a special, customised ward with modern medical equipment is needed.

“This is precisely what is made available today to the inhabitants of our province,” says MEC Pierre Uys.

The Specialist Burn Unit at the state hospital cost R2, 2 million. The MEC says most casualties in the burn unit are as a result of assaults caused with boiling water, acid or paraffin.

“The unit has personnel with exceptional expertise who are able to achieve world class results and we are very proud of them,” says the MEC.

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