Tygerberg Hospital to open a newly renovated Neonatal Ward
By Yamkela Xhaso
The Western Cape Department of Health has officially opened the newly renovated 30 bed Neonatal Ward at Tygerberg Hospital today at 14:00.
This facility will be known as a Kangaroo Mother Care Facility. Professor Kirsten of the Tygerberg Hospital says that the facility will admit both babies and their mothers and premature babies will no longer live in incubators.
Professor Kirsten of from the Tygerberg Hospital said
“This is a 2010 plan by the Western Cape Health Department, which has seen rising number of babies born in the hospital and it is planning to build another ward next year”
“The premature babies instead of using incubators they will be put between their mothers’ breasts and chest and use the heat they absorb from their mothers”